The health benefits of massage therapy

 

Massage therapy can do much more than help you relax. Taking part in this form of self-care can play a part in how healthy you will be and how youthful you will feel. In addition to reducing stress, pain and muscle tension, studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

– Anxiety

– Digestive disorders

– Fibromyalgia

– Insomnia-related to stress

– Sports injuries

– Exercise performance

– Joint and joint-replacement pain

– Improved balance in older adults

– Tension or migraine headaches

– Chemotherapy-related nausea

– Counteract all the sitting you do

– Immunity boost

You don’t need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.

In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undress only to the point that you’re comfortable.

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever, consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.

One-hour and half-hour massages with GRMC’s registered massage therapist—voted the best in Seguin—are available by appointment. Gift certificates are available to members and non-members.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 830.401.7676.