IMPROVING GENERAL HEALTH
Massage can improve the physical and mental health of a person in various ways. However, despite all the benefits massage can bring, the procedure may not be as effective when carried out by an inexperienced therapist. Human masseurs are also prone to inconsistencies in their strength and procedure, which impacts the effectiveness of the massage as well. With EMMA, we are able to ensure maximum effectiveness and consistency between every massage procedure with EMMA's AI data storage.
There has been an increasing number of studies that suggest massage can boost the body's immune system. In relation to one's stress levels, one is more prone to falling ill when they are stressed, especially with the combined effects of restless sleep and poor nutrition. By reducing stress through massages, one is also lowering their chances of falling sick.
In addition, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2010 reported that massages can boost one's white blood cell count, which is crucial in combating diseases. This is beneficial in fighting off common illnesses such as a cold or flu. By suffering less from such illnesses, it will help to improve one's mood and quality of life.
It is also said that massage can alleviate and reduce the frequency of headaches. This can have a positive influence on one's mental health as one can get more undisturbed sleep with fewer migraines.
Research suggest that massage therapy can positively influence stress, anxiety, quality of sleep, which all contribute to the overall quality of life of an individual. The therapeutic and calming nature of a massage session can soothe anxiety and depression.
In a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, it was found that breast cancer patients who underwent massage therapy 3 times a week were less depressed and angry than those who did not receive the therapy.
In another study published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, it was discovered that patients that suffered from depression and anxiety were less stressed and more relaxed and contented after receiving a massage.