Is a massage a luxury?

The idea of massage as a luxurious and pleasant experience no longer exists. Some people see massage therapy as a luxury they can indulge in from time to time. For those with muscle aches and joint pain, massage is a must. Therapeutic massage can be a necessity, not a luxury for people with myofascitis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and stress.

Nowadays, more and more people are clients of massage therapy and consider massage therapy to be health maintenance and preventive care for their body, no different from seeing their doctors. A regular massage is therapeutic or maintenance, just like changing the oil in your car, is necessary to keep the engine running better and longer. Healthy longevity is the goal of those who come. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), massage therapy can be beneficial for relaxation, improving mood, and reducing pain.

Research suggests that massage therapy for cancer patients can reduce pain, promote relaxation and improve mood, at least in the short term, NCCIH said. In addition, a new study published in Cancer Nursing found that slow running back massage along with routine nursing care can improve symptoms of pain, fatigue, and sleep disorders in patients with leukemia.

Janis Veino
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