There are many stigmas surrounding massage therapy. Of course, massage therapy is a much more respected profession than it used to be but there are still many misconceptions that I come across all the time. It is amazing the number of people I talk to about massage, who seem to think that massage is solely for pleasure and relaxation. Of course, if someone has never been introduced to the art of massage, this is certainly what they assume about it. One of the many aspects that I love about my career is that I get to educate people on just what massage is and its different modalities.
I thought it would be nice to write a blog to focus on all of the many wonderful ways that massage therapy can be an advantage to you, your mind and body, and your health. And because I have worked on clients with a very wide range of ailments – be that physical or mental, I am truly convinced that massage therapy can positively influence many aspects of our beings.
There are so many benefits to massage that it is almost difficult to know where to start. But lets start with some very basic benefits that can be an advantage to anyone and then explain how massage can aid specific populations.