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Holistic MedicineMillions of people around the world are living with pain that could be prevented with the use of alternative therapies As a result many of these people use harmful or ineffective drugs and surgeries in an attempt to cure their ailments With a steady schedule of massage therapy acupuncture and healthy foods people can lead a healthy and invigorating life without drugs or surgery During the time of the ancient Roman gladiators massage therapy was used to treat everything from headaches to sports injures on them Today massage therapy is widely recognized as a sensible alternative to traditional medicine in that it relieves pain and soreness otherwise helped by taking pills or other medicines Massage can help everyone including premature infants according to USA Weekend premature infants who get regular massages in the hospital gain more weight and leave the hospital sooner then unmassaged babiesMcNichol 22 I firmly believe that massage therapy is one of the best preventative measures that a person can take to avoid most medical problems involved with aging physical exertion and the stress of everyday life Some doctors agree by saying If you have a massage every week you will have 23 less illnessH Gruenn MD There are many different types of massage therapy including relaxing Swedish massage for relieving stress sports massage for treating sports related injuries and therapeutic massage to name a few Relaxing Swedish massage is one of the most effective ways to deal with that invisible killer stress By applying smooth gentle stokes or other non-invasive massage techniques the Swedish massage practitioner can relieve theClient of the every day stresses of life that can be fatal if not dealt with In sports massage the use of more advanced massage techniques can relieve athletes of lactic acid and other wastes that accumulate in the muscles due to exertion Other therapeutic massage techniques such as Neuromuscular Myofascal and Lymphatic drainage can aid in the recovery of injured clients
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