Although the knowledge whether massage therapy is beneficial and if so, how does it affects and improve our health is still limited as scientists are still looking for solid proofs until now. However, this does not keep many people from enjoying the soothing effect of a good massage therapy. Most people are familiar with massage therapy as it is not only known as a great alternative and complementary medicine but are also popular as a good way to relax and relieve your body from stress.
Today, there are more than eight different types of massage therapy which everyone can enjoy all over the world. This is wonderful and amazing alternative medicine has been traced to date back for a thousand years which was first developed and introduced in Arabic nations, Japan, China, Greece and in Egypt. Later on, it has been passed all over the world for us to enjoy and benefit from it.
Although as mentioned above, there are no solid evidences on its benefit and how it helps our body to have a healthy system, still there have been researching studies that show that massage therapy at some point is effective as an alternative and complementary medicine. It has been known that it reduces and maintains blood pressure, heart rate, pain, mental depression, and trait anxiety.
Many patients who have been having consistent massage therapy told researchers that their body pain is either reduced or removed after a nice session with their massage therapist. There are also studies where cancer patients are made to undergo massage therapy sessions which resulted to satisfied patients who are happy because they enjoyed a good pain relief.
Although this might sound good to be true, it is still wise to consult with your doctor first before you have your massage therapy session as not all people can freely undergo a therapeutic massage. This is because there are cases that complications occurred due to some medical histories related to the patient. For this reason, most massage therapist requires their patients to pass their medical history records or a doctor’s medical certificate which allows the patient to pass this screening before they can get a schedule for a massage therapy session.
When searching for a good massage parlor and spa, never base only on the affordability of the type of service you are looking for. Check out the medical background of the therapist and make a good observation on how they render their service to their customers. A good massage therapist should have good coordination and communication with his or her patient. You will know if you are lucky with your massage therapist when he or she instructs you what to do and how to prepare for your massage therapy session. In case your therapist doesn’t tell you that you shouldn’t have a heavy meal before your session, think twice as you are not getting what you are paying for. A massage session with a full stomach is very unhealthy and uncomfortable which is something a massage therapist should know and tell to their patients.