Promotes wellness and encourages healing when used as part of a complementary health program. Relieves overall stress and tension, headaches, neck and shoulder pain. Also improves circulation.
The techniques used in orthopedic and medical massage also help decrease pain and discomfort associated with:
Hanhart Massage Bodywork Professionals encourage communication and guidance from your Physician, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, and/or Naturopath/ Homeopath.
Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.
An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
Research has verified that:
|Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.|
|Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.|
|Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.|
|Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.|
|Autistic children showed less erratic behavior after massage therapy.|
"Regular sessions of massage therapy or Active Release Technique can soothe sore muscles and help prevent injury - and possibly the need for a doc." Runners's World magazine July 2010 page 47 :-)"