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Mayo Clinic: Massage Beneficial to Health

Mayo Clinic: Massage Beneficial to Health

From Swedish massage and trigger point therapy, to myofascial and sports massage, massage therapy has gained recognition as the leading complementary and alternative treatment for a large variety of medical conditions. According to The Mayo Clinic, massage has proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety; improve digestive disorders; minimize pain from chronic conditions; reduce stubborn insomnia; improve soft tissue injuries, and much more.

For medical professionals and patients looking for non-pharmacological methods of care, these studies offer a promising solution. Massage therapy has the potential to improve a patient’s quality of life by lessening their troubling symptoms. Massage also showed positive results on patients suffering from chronic pain as a result of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

The Soma Institute in Chicago has long supported the idea of alternative approaches to health care. As a leader in massage therapy education, Soma trains each of its students to become professional massage therapists with the renown Clinical Massage Therapy diploma program—the only one of its kind in the U.S. Find out more about training at The Soma Institute by calling today at 1.800.694.5314.