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The Benefits of Woodland Hills Massage Therapy

Massage therapy benefits in Woodland Hills are well known but the full spectrum of conditions that massage can treat, alleviate, and sometimes even cure are not comprehensibly understood. We know a massage feels good, but it can have a host of therapeutic advantages, too.

The latest massage benefit (some say cure-all) may be an ancient one: simple touch. The Chinese have been using massage for all kinds of medical conditions for centuries. Now, Western research is confirming that massage isn't just for muscle pain. One of the most surprising findings: massage may help premature babies gain weight.

"One of the complaints heard frequently is that physicians don't touch their patients any more. Touch just isn't there. Years ago massage was a big part of nursing. There was so much care, so much touch, so much goodness conveyed through massage. Now nurses, for the most part, are as busy as physicians. They're writing charts, dealing with insurance notes, they're performing procedures and often there is no time for massage."

"I believe massage therapy is absolutely key in the healing process not only in the hospital environment but because it relieves stress, it is obviously foundational in the healing process anytime and anywhere."
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Integrative Medicine Pioneer
Massage Journal Interview, Fall 1999

Massage Reduces Heart Rate, Lowers Blood Pressure, Increases Circulation

An increasing amount of research studies indicates that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage in Woodland Hills does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Woodland Hills