Recently I sat down for an one on one interview with Ne’Kia Norris, the owner of PressUr Point Massage Therapy to learn more about the benefits of massage therapy.
Background of massage therapy
Massage therapy is not a new trend, but rather it has ancient origins. Ancient manuscripts show that Egyptians, Indians, and Chinese all reference massage as a therapeutic technique.
There is current research to back up its effectiveness.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health :
- A 2008 research review and 2011 clinical trial showed that massage is useful for chronic low-back pain.
- Massage helps with chronic neck pain, according to a 2009 clinical trial.
- Massage can be helpful with pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, according to a 2012 study.
Interview with PressUr Point Massage Therapy
I asked Ne’Kia the top five questions you need in order to decide if massage therapy is right for you.
Here are her responses:
#1 What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the use of physical manipulation to increase circulation and range of motion. It also helps to relax and strengthen muscles and soft tissue.
#2 Why is massage good for general health?
By increasing circualtion, it can assit the body in ridding itself of waste and toxins. It can also promote a sense of well-being and balance.
#3 What specific health conditions could benefit from massage therapy?
There are a wide array of conditions that could benefit from massage therapy. Including but not limited to:
- Depression. A 2010 meta-analysis of 17 clinical trials concluded that massage therapy may help to reduce depression
- Chronic Pain. A 2008 research review and 2011 clinical trial concluded that massage may be useful for chronic low-back pain.
- Joint Pain. Massage may help with pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, according to a 2012 study.
#4 Why should someone consider massage therapy?
Massage therapy offers a chance to receive touch. It is time that you take a break and allow someone to take care of you.
Massage therapy is an alternative to dependency on pills, and it is a holistic therapy that is concerned about the person as a whole, not just a set of symptoms.
# 5 What is the difference between going to a spa and massage therapy?
Going to a spa is wonderful indulgence, and a great way to pamper yourself. Massage therapy is a treatment with a plan and an intended outcome in mind.
It was a great pleasure to sit down with Ne’Kia of PressUr Point Massage and learn more about this amazing form of therapy.
I think the massage therapy is a great alternative to opioid and over the counter drug dependency.
It can also be a complement to other treatment modalities. Chiropractors and aromatherapists are examples of two practitioners that routinely work in junction with a massage therapist.
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