Can massage benefit your heart?
The answer is YES! Massage can do a heart good.
❤MASSAGE & BLOOD PRESSURE
This was a single blind study with the intervention group receiving Swedish massage three times a week and each session lasting 10-15 minutes for a total of 10 sessions over a three-and-a-half-week period of time. The areas massaged were the face, neck, shoulders and upper chest. The client’s blood pressure was taken before and after each massage session.
Results showed a significant lowering of blood pressure for the massage therapy group and little or no change in the control group.
❤MASSAGE & HEART RATE VARIABILITY
Another study measured heart rate variability (HRV) of those receiving massage with or without aromatic oil or sham massage. In this study, the authors cited a number of references that “have shown that massage can reduce stress, improve immunological and inflammatory parameters and has a positive influence on blood pressure and HRV”6.
This study found that massage without the aromatic oil caused the most relevant effect in the long term of the autonomic nervous system. (Interesting!?)
❤MASSAGE & SLEEP DISTURBANCES
❤MASSAGE & PTSD
❤MASSAGE & TREATMENT RECOVERY
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