Do Massages Do Anything Besides Relax You?
Question: Does massage do anything besides make you feel relaxed?
Answer: Massage therapy orِ simply massage wasِ firstِ employed thousands ofِ years ago.
Massage firstِ becameِ popular inِ the United States duringِ the 19th century.
There areِ more thanِ 80 kinds ofِ massage thatِ manipulate soft tissue.
The following are some common types of massage therapy:
Massage hasِ beenِ found toِ beِ effective forِ patients withِ theseِ conditions: lowِ backِ pain, cancer, heart bypass surgery, anxiety, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome andِ high blood pressure.
Researchers at Ohio State University tested the benefits of massage. Here are some findings:
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) hasِ a national service toِ locate qualified therapists nearِ you.
You canِ access thisِ service byِ calling toll-free 1-888-THE-AMTA.
Or, youِ canِ use theِ online locator atِ http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/locator.aspx .
The following are some tips from AMTA to get the most out of a massage:
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Fred Cicetti isِ a contributing writer forِ Live Science whoِ specializes inِ health.
He hasِ beenِ writing professionally sinceِ 1963.
Before heِ began freelancing, heِ was a reporter, rewriteman andِ columnist forِ three daily newspapers inِ New Jersey: The Newark News, Newark Star-Ledger andِ Morristown Record.