Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Benefits Of Massage Therapy


What is Massage?

According to Wikipedia a massage is “Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity”.  More and more Americans are turning to massage therapy because of the benefits that come from receiving a massage.

Some of the benefits of massage are; Improves circulation, stress relief, improves posture, lowers blood pressure, relaxes the muscles, and helps relieve headaches.  According to the American MassageTherapy Association, massage can play key role in staying healthy and active for older adults.  Medical Gear For Life offers various massage therapy products and listed below is a summary of what is offered.

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