The Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Benefits of massage therapy

People all over the world enjoy massages.  It is a past time that brings about relaxation and peace of mind.  Nowadays we can use science and statistics to catalog the massage benefits and many might say why did we need science to tell us what we knew anyway?

That’s because there are those in medicine that don’t want any competition.  Any thereapy that is natural and effective and cheap goes against the grain of the money making side of medical treatment.  Massage is something anyone can do and in most cases doesn’t take that long to learn.  Mostly it’s passed down from friend to friend or family.  There are several common denominators to all massage techniques and some cultures and specialists have unique approaches and applications that add to their own celebrity.  Using the hands and elbows, some use their feet and heads.  It’s the manner of touching and coming into contact with the skin and muscles and causing them to relax thus decreasing the symptoms of many a malady.

Knowing how to give a massage is again a skill that is studied.  Books and videos in today’s world sure give a massive look at the art and science of massage.  Some people get massages every day.  Mostly they’re sports or law enforcement, military but the folks at home enjoy massage benefits to no end.  This is why the popularity in massage therapy is growing because now the techniques are easily available thanks to the internet.  People can watch a numerous number of videos and study all the techniques there are and put their own twists on things.  People with some trial and error will hit just the right combination of massage techniques that turn into massage benefits.

Because of the spread of massage benefits amongst the populations of the world, the industry surrounding it has blossomed to the point of generating billions of dollars and making celebrities of its most popular massage gurus.  In addition, oils and creams and lotions used in massage treatments are booming with an emphasis on natural products which creates a whole new line of products and industries.  Massage equipment is being designed and redesigned with the most innovative and popular selling out.  Commercials and info-mercials are popping up all over and the tutorial classes sold, and others free, are highly celebrated.

Overall, the massage benefits that have come to light recently go without opposition from the people who have enjoyed them.  Only government and industry would step in the way of something successful, cheap, and fun.

About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association.
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