Get in Touch with Massage

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

Get in touch with massage...


A soothing massage can help you unwind, but there are additional benefits.  Massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Insommia related stress
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
massage table

Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant to be a replacement for regular medical care. Let you doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.


Try these resources on massage:
Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques
Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques
Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage
Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage
Healthy Massage
Healthy Massage
Massage Practice for Infants
Massage Practice for Infants


Risks of Massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Burns or an open wound
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fractures
  • Severe osteoporosis

Massage should not be painful or uncomfortable.  If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away.  Most serious problems come from too much pressure being applied during a massage.


smiling massage

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