A massage is a term used to explain the pressure, rubbing, and manipulation of the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
How to make the most of a thai massage
There are many health benefits to a massage. People with back pain may benefit from a massage. Studies suggest that massage therapy is effective for back pain. An hour-long Thai massage once a week has the ability to relieve pain and stiffness, and improve movement.
Multiple studies have suggested that massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines and improve sleep. One of the reasons people can sleep is because massages can help decrease the production of the stress hormone cortisol by up to 50%. This has the ability to reduce the risk of depression. It is also recommended that cancer patients receive massage as it can relieve fatigue, pain, depression and nausea in cancer patients.
Researchers found that 30-minute massages two to three times a week provided no significant benefit compared with the wait-list control group. However, the benefits of 60-minute massages increased with dose and were particularly evident for participants who received massages two to three times per week. Compared with the control group, participants were three times more likely to have a clinically significant improvement in neck function if they received 60-minute massages twice a week and five times more likely if they received 60-minute massages three times a week. week.
They also noted that future studies of massage for neck pain should include multiple 60-minute massages per week for the first four weeks of treatment, self-care recommendations, and further follow-up. long term.