Massage therapy involves the “manual treatment of soft tissues of the body” to improve muscle tone, stimulate circulation and promote relaxation. An article posted in Parkinson’s New Today suggests that patients with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from massage therapy. Studies have shown that massage therapy can “improve a patient’s day-to-day activities, sleeping habits, walking, stress and more.”
Another article highlighted studies that have suggested massage therapy “may boost a body’s immunity,” through controlling the level of stress hormone, cortisol, in the body. Massage techniques help to move blood through the body, bringing oxygen to tense/ sore muscles – this helps to flush lactic acid from muscles and wasted from internal organs.
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