What comes to mind when you want to improve your heart health? Probably exercise and cardio, right? We all want a healthy and strong heart but have you considered investing in massage therapy for heart health?
Massage therapy has evolved over the years. Once viewed as a luxury service massage therapy is now considered a Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) that doctors can recommend for various ailments and overall wellbeing.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. But the good news is research shows that massage therapy is effective in lowering stress and blood pressure, which are contributors of heart disease.
Massage therapy is great for relaxing tired and worn out muscles but there's so much more!
Check out some of the benefits of massage therapy and consider investing and adding this therapy to your wellness plan.
Massage has been shown to acutely reduce blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive women
Massage therapy may reduce stress significantly on both physical and psychological levels.
Researchers found that massage therapy may reduce pain, anxiety and muscular tension in cardiac surgery patients.
Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
Release of nerve compression (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
Greater flexibility and range of motion
Enhanced energy and vitality
Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
SAGE is excited to offer massage therapy to our community!!