Experts estimate that upwards of (90%) ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues.
"Taking medication for high blood pressure: receiving massage therapy has been connected to decreased blood pressure, thereby boosting general fitness;
an amateur bodybuilder, who is in the gym six days a week lifting heavy weights and doing quite a few cardio sessions. Rotator cuff: overuse injuries, where the muscles or joints may be damaged or worn down through repetitive movements; for example, when performing pull-ups several times a week for months or even years on end.
Rotator cuff issues can be associated with such repetitive movements. Massage therapy can be a big benefit to clients who are engaged in vigorous and repetitive fitness pursuits over long periods of time. Massage can help when used on a regular basis, because it can heal and rejuvenate muscles and joints, thereby working to balance out all the hard work her body is being put through during such intense fitness sessions." --- Massage Magazine