Many consider it as decadent treat for people who love pampering. But there are many health benefits associated with a good massage. Yes, it is true a good massage helps relaxation and promotes wellness too. Immediate gratification of a massage is relief from tensions and muscle stiffness. Americans who use massage grew to 8.3 percent of the adult population in 2007, an increase from just 5 percent in 2002.
A good body massage improves blood circulation sending more oxygen and nutrients into your critical organs and tissue. Inactive bodies can benefit from a massage compared to an active body. Massage improves body posture, reduces blood pressure, control muscle spasm, relieve anxiety, increase mental power to fight stress, and promotes body strength. The increased production of endorphins helps to reduce pain. With a good massage one can recover from illnesses and injuries much faster. Recent research also show that massage therapy can boost the immune system for women who suffer from breast cancer, helps children suffering from asthma, and increase grip strength of those who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Guidelines published by the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society now recommend massage treatments for low back pain.