According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the massage therapy industry grossed almost 12 billion dollars in 2014. There are over 350 thousand massage therapists and students in the U.S. There are over 300 accredited massage therapy schools and programs that require almost 700 hours of basic training. Over 50 million Americans requested massage treatment through their primary doctor and over 70 percent were referred. The majority of massage clients receive therapeutic massage for medical reasons while a minority use it for relaxation or stress reduction. Try out massage therapy in Miami to see why so many people prefer this complementary treatment.
What are the Benefits?
Therapeutic massage has excellent health and wellness benefits. Scientific research has proven the following benefits:
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost the immune system
- Cancer (decreasing pain and fatigue)
- Reduce the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
- Reduce pain (lower back, post-operative, headaches)
In addition to this, massage works well for improving circulation. This is important because the basis of all disease, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is stagnation of blood and qi (energy). Massage is an excellent way to release toxins through removing blood and qi blockages. Anyone who is nervous about getting acupuncture in Miami Beach should consider massage a gentler and simpler approach. In fact, massage is equally as beneficial as acupuncture.
Chinese therapeutic massage is known as ’tui na,’ which means ‘push and pull.’ This ancient art is thousands of years old. In fact, the Chinese have always used acupressure for beauty treatment. Acupressure facelifts are a modern version of this ancient art that can improve skin condition, reduce wrinkles and enhance muscle tone. Acupressure is equally beneficial as acupuncture. The primary difference is that finger, palm, hand and elbow manipulations are used to stimulate the acupuncture points instead of needles. This is much less traumatizing for some than having needles inserted into the skin. The ancient medical art of acupressure is very safe and relaxing. It is an excellent way to increase overall health, prevent disease and reduce stress. Find a med spa in Miami to schedule your therapeutic massage appointment today.