Combating Stress Through Massage Therapy

There may be many remedies for relieving stress and tension, which are hard to avoid in the

complexities of modern life for any age-group, but among the most enjoyable and peaceable

ones is opting for massage therapy.

Medical research has pointed out that most of today’s health problems are due to stress, which

can be caused also from improper diets, following an unhealthy life style, working overtime or in

a disorganized way etc. The common factor among all these possible causes for stress is that

no matter what the source of the stress, it has a damaging effect on the bodily systems…

Combating Stress Through Massage Therapy

There may be many remedies for relieving stress and tension, which are hard to avoid in the

complexities of modern life for any age-group, but among the most enjoyable and peaceable

ones is opting for massage therapy.

Medical research has pointed out that most of today’s health problems are due to stress, which

can be caused also from improper diets, following an unhealthy life style, working overtime or in

a disorganized way etc. The common factor among all these possible causes for stress is that

no matter what the source of the stress, it has a damaging effect on the bodily systems, which

are needed to be maintained properly for sustained, healthy output.

This is why it is important to banish stress and the eliminate the factors that lead to it; if this is

not possible immediately and needs to be worked slowly at, the best way out is to take up a

proven stress-relieving treatments, such as massage therapy affords in order to combat various

health issues that can crop up due to uncontrolled stress. These include gastrointestinal

disorders, cardiac disease, loss of memory besides decreased immune function.

Of course, there is always medication for relieving stress and while pill-popping is popular and

even advertised highly on the TV, it is not recommended as either a long-term or even a safe

option. This is why massage therapy has gained so much importance in recent times with

people having experienced first-hand the benefits and the joys of a good, therapeutic massage

and with so many forms of massage abounding, not to mention massage parlors and literature

promoting the practice, is it a surprise that it is such a favorite topic?

Not really would be the right answer — for there are so many people in the world who have

benefited from a good, timely and warm massage therapy and the thoughtful manipulation of

body tissues that relax mind, body, muscle, sinew, nerves and much more — releasing not only

muscular tension and metabolic waste, but also promoting nutrient delivery for hastening tissuehealing

tissue.

Thus, the current belief that massage therapy is a boon is not far-off because its blessings are

a-plenty for those that have tried it and come out significantly more at peace, in better health –

both physically and mentally and better equipped also to face the demands of a changing world.

Massage Therapy For Complete Body Relaxation

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From the realm of alternate medicine and healthcare systems that were centuries old, such as

those practiced in India, Japan, Sweden and China come the best forms of massage therapy

that are aimed at preventing, controlling and even curing chronic ailments so the individual can

enjoy an enhanced sense of holistic healing.

What makes massage therapy such a blessing for modern, stress-filled lives and people is the

fact that it works on varied principles that boost our body’s immune system, helps release

harmful chemicals from the body and has a joyful effect of peace, contentment and relaxation

due to a trained therapist’s hands working to improve health by acting directly on the muscular,

nervous, circulatory and immune systems at one time.

Massage therapy basically releases endocrine (the happy hormones) and combines

comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy, specific body part healing techniques, pathology

and human psychology so is only beneficial when performed by a trained therapist who has

received proper education in all these aspects — learn about the credentials to become one, or

even to pick one!

Massage Therapy For Complete Body Relaxation

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National Standards For Massage Therapy Certification

So far, there is only one standard that is nationally recognized for massage therapy certificate,

which is controlled by the NCBTMB, the abbreviation of National Certification Board for

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Any massage therapy services who apply for the national

certificates will be evaluated and if their service reflects a good standard, NCBTMB will give

them a certificate that is recognized nationally.

The Identity of The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage And Bodywork

The NCBTMB is founded by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). AMTA itself

founded NCBTMB in 1992 because of the need to set standards for massage therapy services

that could be found easily at that time everywhere. Furthermore, at that time, massage therapy

was gaining its popularity and many people were attracted by the service. A certificate was

therefore very important to determine which services were recommended and which services

had to improve on their quality. Today, the NCBTMB certification is still held high, and its role is

not just to declare the quality of massage therapy services. It now acts also as a license in most

states for massage therapy services before they can start operating, so it has become a must

for massage therapy services to own their own national certificates.

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