Hippocrates once wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benfits of massage therapy are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also been proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity supression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression,and many many more ailments. As many millions of people worldwide will attest, massage also helps relieve stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease, disorders, and illness.
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage therapy can: