Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Benefits of Massage Therapy: Raleigh NC Massage Therapy

This Holiday Season Kathy Wilson is honoring her patrons and new patients with a discounted rate per hour massage. If you are interested in massage, or would like to give your loved one a relaxing gift please give us a call to schedule at 845-3280.

Here are some reported benefits of massage verified by research:

  • Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.

  • Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.

  • Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.

  • Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.

  • Autistic children showed less erratic behavior after massage therapy.

  • Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who were massaged before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates, as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system.

  • Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.


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