Why Massage Therapy?Feeling stressed out? Out of balance? Active in sports or have a sports injury? Are you so busy taking care of everyone else that you aren't taking care of yourself? Experiencing low back pain or neck pain or headaches? Massage may be the right therapy for you.
Massage therapy has been used by many cultures for hundreds of years. Massage therapy is used for a variety of health-related purposes. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), notes that massage therapy appears to have few serious risks if it is used appropriately and provided by a trained massage professional. Massage is used for pain relief, rehabilitation of sports injuries, reduction of stress, relaxation, reduction of anxiety and depression, and enhancement of general wellness. Existing research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy is effective. (NCCAM)