Do you like massages?
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s usually offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found the massage is helpful for:
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
Even more interesting, massage helps expectant mothers deal with many side effects of pregnancy. Prenatal Massage has indicated in studies that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. The massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage. –Americanpregnancy.org
I’m excited to announce that my company, Holistic Theory, is giving away free 30 minute massages in and around Chicago. This includes suburbs of Chicago. If you’re not local to Chicago, I apologize but we will be coming to a major city near you in the future.