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How can massage help with Neurological disorders?

How can massage help with Neurological disorders?

Carole A. Feintech, LMT, BS, AMTA

There are those who are looking for another way to help with pain control. Numerous studies have shown massage stimulates the release of serotonin, a natural pain killing and mood elevating endorphin and reduces the level of cortisol, a stress hormone that produces pain.

massage works hand in hand with neurology. Headache patients, who have exhausted all avenues, find regular massages are one of the only treatments that helps relieve them of daily pain or lesson the pain considerably. Deep muscle massage and Tissue Relaxation treatments have  many benefits for patients with conditions like Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, neuropathy or ABI to increase flexibility, reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation associated with lymphedema, generally create a release of toxins from the body and help increase energy.

We fail to realize how busy we are and we need to take 30 or 60 minutes a week to slow down and allow our bodies time to re-energize.



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