Massage Therapy For Women
Many women know that massage therapy helps reduce pain and
improve relaxation. But you might not be aware that massage for
women also provides relief for a multitude of specific health
Massage therapy is has been shown to improve flexibility
and range of motion, strengthen the immune system and relieve
headaches and migraines in women. Research at The Touch Institute
of the University of Miami School of Medicine found that massage
therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances
and distress symptoms while increasing serotonin levels in adults
with migraine headaches.
For women who are pregnant, there are numerous benefits from
prenatal massage therapy. One study at the University of Miami
School of Medicine suggests that massage therapy during pregnancy
may lower anxiety, decrease back and leg pain, improve sleep
quality, and decrease levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine.
In another study of pregnancy massage in depressed women,
researchers found that prenatal massage therapy increased levels of
the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine, decreased levels of
cortisol (an indicator of stress) and resulted in an overall
improvement in mood.
Check out the different types of massage for women to find out
which massage therapy is right for you.