Massage is generally considered part of alternative
medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment
for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Benefits of massage also include:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people
enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of
empowerment and deep relaxation.
|Holistic therapies are a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind,
spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness.
According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal
health -- the primary goal of holistic medicine practice -- by gaining
proper balance in life.
practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent
parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will
be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical,
emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can their