Well known for treating injuries and pain, massage therapy is also widely recognized as a beneficial treatment for improving lifestyle and relaxation. The positive effects of massage are not only limited to physical benefits but also has been proved to be responsible for the betterment of the mental health in numerous ways. One of these ways is through reducing the effects caused by stress. Most of the people have to deal with the workplace stress. Barring the kind and nature of any work, this challenge is faced by all. Regardless of the occupation massage therapy can be helpful to reduce this stress. The rate of people suffering from work stress is higher in high-stress professions. Such professions and the effects of massage therapies in all these are as followed :-
- Massage Therapy for Athletes :-For athletes primarily massage therapy is used to cure the injury, soreness and muscle strain. Used as both preventive care and treatment for athletes, massage therapy reduces the delayed-onset soreness of muscle without causing any harm to the performance of the muscles. Massage also has been proved to be effective in reducing swelling caused by continuous exercise. If massage therapy is done immediately after exercise without any delay then the muscle function is restored and inflammation level is decreased.
- Massage Therapy for Models :-The professional models always suffer from stress and they undergo massage therapy sessions regularly to sooth the stress caused by their profession. For them, maintaining the physical and emotional well-being is the most vital thing and stress and poor sleep can cause harm to that by accelerating their appearance of age. To cure this, they seek the help of massage. Massage therapies increase the important anti-aging compounds like procollagen-1 and tropoelastin and therefore reduce aging effect on skin tissues both-outside and inside.
- Massage Therapy for Office Workers :-People working in the office for long hours, most of the time have poor posture which leads to affecting the neck’s, shoulder’s and back musculoskeletal structure. Also as their walking hours is much less than their sitting hours, their legs lose the nerve impulses. Also, sitting for long can reduce the digestive enzymes. Massage therapy can give them relief from all these. Massage therapy works wonder in reducing shoulder pain by activating neural structures, increasing the motion and lengthening the tissues. Sessions of scalp massage therapy also reduce high blood pressure, high heart rate, and stress hormones. The hormones which help to reduce stress like cortisol and norepinephrine can be increased by massage therapy.
- Massage Therapy for Nurses :-Nurses are the most stressed workers in the environment of health care. It has been proved that their occupational stress is eliminated through massage therapy. It also leads to improving emotional well-being and quality of lifestyle. As their mental health is improved they serve the patients in a better way.