The CDC estimates that more than 20% of Americans are living with chronic pain. Massage and reflexology are some of best therapies for stress and pain relief.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Most people think that getting a massage is a luxury they can’t afford. However, its health benefits are worth every penny.
Benefits of massage include:
- Immune system boost
- Increased relaxation
- Improved circulation of blood and lymph
- Relief from muscle pain and spasm
- Soothes anxiety and depression
- Improves sleep
Reflexology is not simply just a foot massage. Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears that correspond to different body organs and systems.
By pressing on these specific points, there is a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health.
Benefits of reflexology include:
- Pain relief
- Reduce psychological symptoms such as anxiety
- Boost circulation
- Helps with poor digestion and IBS