Massage is definitely relaxing, but its benefits are numerous. The American Massage Therapy Association has actually found that many consumers are beginning to integrate massage therapy into their health maintenance routines. Massage therapy can increase overall wellness in a variety of forms. In fact, even conditions that are typically prescribed pills and medications, can actually be tackled with the healing therapy of touch.
Some examples of these conditions are blood pressure, migraine headaches, insomnia and stress. Massage has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce migraine headaches, promote healthy sleep and release stress. It is incredible that massage is a proven (natural) treatment of these conditions.
In addition to the above, massage also enhances immunity, reduces back pain and has even been proved to reduce the symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. Even more miraculous, massage actually encourages the growth and development of premature babies.