Medical massage has been shown to be very effective in reducing the incidence of future chronic pain conditions by effectively addressing the root cause of the problem. Ongoing studies show that the majority of chronic pain, over 80%, comes from soft tissue injuries and over 74% is directly related to trigger points. In addition to eliminating the root cause of pain and helping the individual to live less painfully, medical massage therapy is very cost-effective. Less time is spent away from work or having to deal with the side effects of pain medications.
The movements used in Swedish massage are similar to the way the body circulates blood. Because of this, Swedish massage can promote healthy circulation, increase blood flow, and help the body remove metabolic waste more quickly and effectively. Better circulation not only helps you feel better but improves overall health since increased circulation and blood flow means other organs can work more effectively. Other benefits of this type of therapy are wide-ranging and include pain relief, reduced stress levels in the body, improved mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.