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Benefits of Massage

September 26th, 2012 • Posted by David Cox • Permalink

A recent article published by NIH suggests that research is beginning to show that the benefits of massage go much further than just relaxation. Other common reasons for getting a massage include relieving pain, healing sports injuries, reducing stress, and easing anxiety or depression. According to a study from the University of Miami, massage therapy has been shown to relax the nervous system by slowing a person’s heart rate and blood pressure. It also decreases stress and pain hormones, which can reduce pain and enhance immune functions. If you’d like to read more visit: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Jul2012

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