Massage Therapy is extremely important for heart health.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in both women and men worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, “17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attack and stroke.”
Not only can massage therapy help lower blood pressure, but it can significantly reduce stress.
According to the research via the links below, and the American Massage Therapy Association:
- “Massage can reduce blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive women,
- Massage can reduce stress significantly, both physically and psychologically.
- Researchers also found that massage therapy may reduce pain, anxiety and muscular tension in cardiac surgery patients.
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