Massage can contribute and elevate a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of massage are numerous and wide-ranging. Massage can be used as an integrative medicine for both mental and physical healthcare. Consider adding massage to your healthy lifestyle!

Mental Heath

Relief: Studies have shown massage to be beneficial for anxiety, depression, and stress. Massage is about more than treating yourself – it’s a proven way of lowering your stress and anxiety.

Touch: Human contact in a safe and professional context promotes the release of endorphins and creates a feeling of connection for clients. This translates into a more relaxed state of mind, better sleep quality, and lower stress.

Physical Health

Prevent: massage can help prevent injuries for those engaged in sport. Massage Therapists usually provide homecare instructions to their clients so that the benefits of a massage last far beyond the end of the appointment.

Treat: massage can be used to help treat muscle injuries by releasing tight muscles and increasing blood flow to the affected area. Massage has also been shown to decrease the frequency and severity of tension headaches.

Counteract: sitting negatively impacts on our health but is increasingly common in workplaces. Massage can help counteract postural stress that manifests as pain or weakness in the neck, shoulders, and lower back.

Increased Immunity: massage can boost clients’ white blood cell count, helping the body to defend itself from illness. 

Manage: massage therapy can be beneficial for those suffering from musculoskeletal and neurological conditions such as: carpal tunnel, MS, Parkinson’s, Scoliosis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Massage can be expensive but there are alternatives. If massage isn’t covered by your benefits, there are other options open to you! Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) offers a student clinic at each of their 7 locations throughout Alberta – with 2 right here in Edmonton. Clients can book a one-hour massage with a student for $39 + tax or buy a package of 3 massages for $79 until the end of July. Book your appointment online today and start reaping the benefits of massage therapy!