Massage Therapy Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any
other medical condition. Here are some common misconceptions
according to the American Heart Association:
Myth: High blood pressure has many symptoms
Fact: High blood pressure has NO symptoms. That's why
it's often called the silent killer.
Myth: High blood pressure is a man's
Fact: High blood pressure can be anyone's problem. In fact,
women need to be aware of certain things that may put them at
greater risk than men
Myth: You don't need to have your high blood
pressure checked until you reach middle age.
Fact: Children as young as six can have high blood
pressure. It's a good idea to start having your blood pressure
checked at an early age.
One effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is
massage therapy. Long-term studies have shown that a consistent
massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure;
decrease salivary and urinary cortisol stress-hormone levels; and
lower sources for depression, anxiety and hostility.
If you or someone you know is looking for natural ways to help
lower blood pressure, please visit our Massage Envy membership page
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Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure
- Lower depression, anxiety, and hostility
- Keeps stress hormone levels under control
- Low blood pressure can contribute to lowering the odds of
having a heart attack, kidney failure, or a stroke