Some doctors really understand healing and health and prescribe massage therapy to many of their patients instead of prescription drugs because it is good medicine and has more powerful healing qualities than most people realize. Some alternative healthcare practitioners, in fact, say that everyone should visit a massage therapist at least once a month.
So why is it such good medicine? Well, it helps move blood, oxygen and lymph to tissues and organs in ways that usually don’t happen in our bodies. This is particularly the case for those who cannot exercise – for them, massage therapy is crucial in maintaining a degree of health.
Massage therapy can be an important element of health maintenance by:
- Improving joint mobility
- Eliminating or reducing pain
- Improving lymphatic drainage
- Improving circulation
- Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can be used for both chronic and acute conditions. Practitioners can work with a wide variety of patients of all ages for the treatment of disability, injury rehabilitation and illnesses. Moreover, the human touch itself is potent medicine, which is why I find it strange that some medical doctors are afraid to touch their patients. I recommend that you find yourself someone who specializes in massage therapy and get some great healing on a monthly basis.