Once viewed as a luxury, massage is increasingly recognized as an alternative form of treatment. Perhaps it’s not surprising then, that medical centers across the country now offer massage as a form of treating a variety of ailments.

The American Hospital Association recently surveyed 1,007 hospitals about the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies, and over 80% of them said they offer massage. Over 70% of the hospitals surveyed also stated that they used massage to treat and relieve pain.

  • A recent study published in the Science Translational Medicine journal suggests that massage reduces the body’s production of cytokines – proteins that contribute to inflammation. Massage has also been shown to stimulate mitochondria, the energy-producing units in cells that help cells function and repair.

    In addition, massage is believed to lower cortisol levels and regulate the body’s sympathetic nervous system – both of them go crazy when we’re stressed, says Lisa Corbin, associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of General Internal Medicine.

  • Additional research indicates that massage therapy helps people with migraine, insomnia, or other tension related issues. It is also beneficial for postoperative patients – it can help heal wounds by increasing blood flow.

    Massage is now considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. Increasingly, it is offered along with the standard of care for a wide variety of conditions and conditions.

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    Source research: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/02/12/massage-as-medicine

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