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Top 10 reasons for sports massage therapy & remedial massage therapist Sydney

Massage offers real health benefits, so much so that some conventional hospitals are making them a standard therapy for surgery patients and others.

This interesting CNN article (From Health Magazine, March 8 2007) details many of these benefits (including some that may surprise you). Along with promoting relaxation and improving your sense of well-being, getting a massage has been shown to offer these top 10 massage therapy benefits:

  1. Relieve pain (from migraines, labor, fibromyalgia and even cancer)
  2. Boost your level of alertness and attention
  3. Increase your body's natural killer cells, which help your immune system to defend against illness
  4. Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  5. Ease insomnia
  6. Decrease symptoms of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome)
  7. Lowered heart rate
  8. Lowered blood pressure
  9. Improved asthma symptoms
  10. Helped premature babies gain weight

Massage also has other benefits - here are another 5 ways to benefit from massage therapy Sydney:

  1. Stimulate the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders.
  2. Relax and soften injured and overused muscles, reducing spasms and cramping.
  3. Provide arthritis relief by increasing joint flexibility.
  4. Reduce recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminate subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
  5. Reduce post-surgery adhesions and edema and reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

And so together that makes a top 15 list of massage benefits, there is a bonus benefit for a few of us fortunate enough to be pregnant and that is:

  • Contribute to shorter labor and reduce tearing for expectant mothers.

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