At Ballen Medical & Wellness, massage therapy is a frequent component of our holistic approach when treating stress, anxiety, and many other conditions. Studies have shown that massage aids stress relief, pain management and reduces muscle tension. Studies are also beginning to show that massage therapy can even help digestive disorders.
While massage is often associated with self-pampering and short-term relaxation, the health benefits of massage go far beyond a day at the spa. The Mayo Clinic lists the following as conditions that can be aided through professional massage:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain