The Goodness of Massage Therapy

by Marcos Carajol, RMT

The pains of deadlines, meetings, illnesses and even age, the life’s stresses, throbbing the exhausted and overused muscles crying out loud for some therapeutic hands to alleviate its pressure. Once you lay on the table under clean sheets and lushed music and the session gets underway, the problems of the world fade into 30 or 60 minutes of relief and all you can say right now is “I do not want it to end”.  

And the good news is yet to come, the time you’re on the massage table does more for your body than just take the pressures of the day away. Massage therapy helps boost your immune system so you are more resistant to illness such as cold and flu. It helps you recover from a muscle strain or ligament sprain in half of the time. Your sleep, digestion, as well as your mood improves as much as 50% with massage therapy.     

Those are evidences supported by researches and not just `what ifs` and these evidences are showing that the more massage you can allow yourself, the better you will be. Massage, as a healing tool, has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress and for conveying compassion and support. Think of the last time you bumped your head or had a sore calf. What did you do? Rubbed it, right?

So, ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles, the next time you feel pain and are thinking in booking an appointment with your doctor to give you prescribed medications think again and say to yourself  `Maybe massage will do.  Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you in a natural way.

Think Beyond health.
Think Health Bound Health Network.

Marcos Carajol is a Registered Massage Therapist at Bloor West Rehabilitation Centre, a division of Health Bound Health Network.  Got a question for Marcos?  Email:


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