Why choose massage?

The interest in massage therapy has steadily increased in the last 20 years and is no longer considered a luxury.

It is an antidote to stress, a powerful way to relax, encourages you to breathe deeply and eases out the tension found in tight muscles. Massage therapy encompasses the manipulation of soft tissues that not only feels good, but also provides numerous therapeutic benefits for your health and well-being.

According to The American Massage Therapy Association, recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for helping the following (but not limited to):

• Low back pain

• High blood pressure

• Frequent headaches

• Post-operative pain

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Immune system functioning

• Pain and fatigue in cancer patients

There are many styles of massage so it’s important to find a licensed massage therapist that offers the style that best fits your needs, in order for you to get the most from your session.  It’s always important to consult with your doctor before you receive a massage, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

So, what are you waiting for?  For the cost of a meal or two out at your favorite restaurant, you can get a massage and invest in yourself.

By Larrie Rodriguez. Larrie is the owner of Midtown Massage & Bodywork in Cooper Young.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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