What is massage?
Art, spiritual healing, or part of modern medicine with a scientific approach to its therapeutic possibilities?
Massage always was an important part of medicine in all cultures and in different times. “Medical massage” as it is called in many countries, is not just a method of preventive therapy. It is a highly effective method of treatment and an important part of modern medicine.
Multiple studies have shown that massage therapy can lower cortisol level, increase dopamine and serotonin (our happy,feel-good hormones), and lower our excitatory hormones like norepinephrine and epinephrine.
When it comes to trying massage therapy, you have nothing to loose.
With a good licensed massage therapist, the risks are almost nonexistent and far outweighed by potential benefits.
Most of my patients report that they have a stronger sense of overall well-being just after one session.