Recently published research by the National Institutes of Health shows that Swedish massage performed by a licensed massage therapist can create positive biological changes as measured through blood tests.
In this study, Swedish massage was shown to lower a hormone responsible for raising blood pressure – with the net effect of lowering blood pressure. Also, specific blood proteins related to the immune system were shown to decrease – with a net effect of improving the immune system.
Full article can be found at: http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/090110.htm
Every massage at Moyer Total Wellness is customized utilizing a blend of Swedish massage, sports massage, and deep tissue. If you are concerned about your blood pressure or the strength of your immune system, consider massage as a possible treatment option.
Massage therapy is a natural form of health care with very few side-effects.