Massage Therapy Reduces Risk of Stroke

 It is something that comes suddenly, without warning, which is why its consequences can be so debilitating. It is also something that involves long, and often arduous, recovery – and even that is rarely a full recovery. For these, and other good reasons, those people with irregular heartbeat, called atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart problem must be especially vigilant in guarding against the possibility of stroke. Yet, it is highly advisable that anyone with problems in the area of blood pressure or circulation be on their guard. One of the tools most useful to dramatically reduce the risk of stroke is routinely available at your day spa – massage therapy.

            Those who address the problem by resorting to medication rely on drugs that act as blood thinners, thus attempting to influence one of the major factors in bringing on strokes. All prescriptions, however, bring with their use, the dangers of side effects in addition to the drawbacks that they do not all elicit massage therapy provides a far more reliable tool in the fight against strokes.

            The ancient art of massage was not originally invented as a therapeutic device, at least not wittingly. Accumulated lore and tradition over the centuries made it patently evident, however, that those who regularly indulged in this pleasurable pastime seemed to exhibit greater levels of physical well-being, as shown by increased stamina and endurance, as well as more psychological repose in comparison to friends and neighbors who did not share the good fortune of enjoying frequent, and in some cases, daily massage treatments. It soon became a practice that evolved its own cadre of experts and specialists, so that the modern day spa presents a repository of available treatments in all facets of physical therapy.

            Those who want deliberate precautionary manipulations to reduce stroke risks are generally advised to go with those procedures, such as a full body massage or the reflexology methods that are known to improve circulation and lower blood pressure. Another popular inclusion is the lymphatic massage, one of the best protocols available for eliminating toxins and impurities from the entire metabolism, an approach that automatically improves circulation and lowers the risk of stroke. With many who share the advantages of the day spa experience, LaVida Massage of Washington, Mi regulars have taken a major step in stroke prevention.

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