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5 Ways Massage Can Improve Your Health


Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. Get the details on how you can benefit from regular massage therapy.

Five Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

1. Control stress. The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.

2. Increase immunity. Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural "killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.

3.  Mental health and wellness. Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.

4. Pain management. Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.

5. Improve physical fitness. Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapymassage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.


Massage for Health & Wellness

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Amy Z., AMTA member since 1999

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AMTA has long been the leading choice among massage therapists looking to establish themselves within the profession. We provide our members with the strongest benefits and promote massage therapy to the public and health care community.

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