Times of San Diego: UCSD Says Massage Beneficial to Metabolic Profile

Times of San Diego: UCSD Says Massage Beneficial to Metabolic Profile

Along with meditation and yoga, massage therapy can significantly decrease cardiovascular disease risk, cholesterol problems, and illnesses associated with inflammation. This is according to a recent study performed by the renowned proponent of integrative medicine, Dr. Deepak Chopra.

In the study, released by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, results confirm that massage along with meditation and yoga can significantly alter the metabolic profile of participants. Massage therapy aids in the detoxification and rejuvenation of muscle tissues while rejuvenating the body. The study found that participants saw a measurable decrease in cholesterol levels as well as type 2 diabetes risk.

If you’re interested in healthcare and how the body works, massage therapy may be a profession for you. Consider exploring this trending career by visiting The SOMA Institute. Soma provides practical real-world experience and support to help students become health service providers. Explore our programs today at https://soma.edu/programs or give us a call at 1-800-694-5314 to speak to a Soma Admissions Representative. Soma can help you achieve your goals!

PsychCentral.com: 5 Hidden Benefits of a Good Massage
Besides the fact that a deep tissue massage feels good, it can also benefit the body in many long-lasting ways. The Soma Institute would like to share PsychCentral.com’s recently released five hidden benefits of massage therapy. Enjoy!

  1. Loosen tight muscles: If your muscles are over-worked or under-utilized, a deep massage can provide the loosening and movement needed, helping to break up knots in muscles and improve muscle performance.
  2. Stimulate the lymphatic system: Lymphatic massage improves metabolism, removes toxins, and promotes a healthy immune system. This gentle massage can also help with sports injuries or illnesses.
  3. Reduce stress and tension: An expert massage therapist can work wonders on tension headaches, shoulder aches and pains, and other various ailments that build-up in the body.
  4. Improve circulation: Research has long touted the benefits of massage for the body’s circulatory system. Massage can improve vascular function and blood flow, increasing mobility and wellness.
  5. Healing after surgery: Another often overlooked benefit to massage, is healing the body post-surgery. Strategic therapeutic massage can alleviate pain, allowing your body to heal better and faster. Also consider massage for post-injury—to loosen muscles and jumpstart healing.

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