Many people know that massage therapy helps reduce pain and improve relaxation. But you might not be aware that massage for women also provides relief for a multitude of specific health concerns.
Massage therapy is has been shown to improve flexibility and range of motion, strengthen the immune system and relieve headaches and migraines in women. Research at The Touch Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine found that massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms while increasing serotonin levels in adults with migraine headaches.
For women who are pregnant, there are numerous benefits from prenatal massage therapy. One study at the University of Miami School of Medicine suggests that massage therapy during pregnancy may lower anxiety, decrease back and leg pain, improve sleep quality, and decrease levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine. In another study of pregnancy massage in depressed women, researchers found that prenatal massage therapy increased levels of the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine, decreased levels of cortisol (an indicator of stress) and resulted in an overall improvement in mood.
Check out the different types of massage for people to find out which massage therapy is right for you.
Deep Tissue Massage
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Helps Manage Pain
Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
Lowers Blood Pressure