Massage therapy helps integrate the mind, body, emotions and spirit through a calming and caring touch. It is used to increase blood flow, relax muscles, relieve stress and revitalize the body. The ancient healing science of massage suggests that improved circulation and relaxation lead to better health and well-being.
At Banner Health, we recognize the benefits of combining traditional therapy with the use of integrative treatments such as massage to enhance patient care.
Massage therapy can help to relieve many aches and pains caused by physical activity, injury or illness or just daily life. It can also help to reduce stress, tension, pain, nausea and anxiety, resulting in improved functions such as sleep patterns, respiration, circulation and digestion.
Massage therapy may be done using a wide range of techniques. Some of the common types include: