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10 Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy

June 13, 2017

Acupuncture Q & A

What Is Acupuncture Treatment?

Acupuncture is a type of treatment that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Acupuncturists use extremely slim needles, placing them in key areas on the body to alleviate pain in a natural way. The needles create a balance in the body’s energy, which allows the body to return to its optimal pain-free state.

There are several types of acupuncture. In moxibustion, moxa taken from dried mugwort warms key areas and helps with smooth qi energy flow. In auricular acupuncture, points on the outer ear are stimulated for healing. In cupping therapy, suction is used to help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.

Stress Relief

Stress can be carried in muscles. As these muscles get relaxed through massage, it can relieve tension within, therefore releasing stress held within.

Pain Relief

There are several ailments which are associated with pain. Being able to work out the “kinks” can decrease the pain developing in that specific area.

Reduce Inflammation

Often the muscles get inflamed due to intense workouts, or even certain conditions. Helping bring blood flow to these areas through massage can decrease the inflammation.

Improve Blood Circulation

Massage helps to move blood and oxygen through the body, the simple mechanics of a massage can do so. This helps to get blood flowing in areas it may need.

Increase Energy

Often a massage creates a sense of sleepiness or calmness, but often in those that have been injured and/or feeling lethargic, the massage can actually increase one’s energy levels because they feel they are able to do more.

Improve Digestion

There is a lot of research supporting how digestion is aided through massage. This may be due to increased peristalsis (the contraction of the muscles in the digestive tract), as massage has a positive effect on muscles.

Increased Sense of Calmness

Other than stress, there are other feelings such as anxiety, hyperactivity, pressure, that people experience daily. Massage can be a therapeutic way to release those emotions and bring a sense of calm and clarity to your mind as well as your body.

Help Treat Injuries

Injuries to the back, knee, neck/shoulder, and others are often coupled with some type of medical massage or physiotherapy. This is often to enhance movement and aid the healing of the affected area.

Improve Posture

If one is carrying any injury, ailment, or tension the tendency to slouch increases. Massage can help avoid this by relieving that tension along the neck and spine, which plays a pivotal role in posture.

Alleviate Headaches

Headaches can be caused due to pain in the neck and shoulders, stress, or even pinched nerves. Since a professional massage can help decrease the issues associated with any of these, they inadvertently also help to decrease headaches.

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Medically reviewed by Complete Wellness on Mar 07, 2024

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