Massage carries with it numerous benefits, but has shown to be especially beneficial for people with spinal cord injuries.
According to Spinalcordinjury,com, “One recent study tested the benefits of massage therapy as compared to exercise. One group of spinal cord injury survivors underwent two forty-minute massages each week for five weeks. The other practiced a new exercise routine twice per week for the same duration. At the end of the study, participants who underwent massage saw a marked reduction in depression and anxiety.”
Among the benefits for this specific population, massage helps muscle tone and function, can help increase range of motion, reduce pain, improve circulation, and increase self efficacy.
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