We often think of getting a massage to relieve stress or as part of a relaxing spa treatment. But, did you know that massage therapy is much more than stress relief and relaxation? The Mayo Clinic explains that massage therapy can also be an effective treatment for a variety of ailments from pain and muscle tension, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and sports injuries.
According to All Allied Health Schools, massage therapy dates to 2700 BCE to an ancient Chinese text called “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine.” In our modern age, massage therapy has gained new momentum within the last fifty years in the West, as the demand for therapeutic massage in spas and gyms have grown. More recently, the healthcare industry has also revisited the health benefits of massage and it is now commonly used in hospitals, nursing homes, birthing centers, physical therapy and chiropractic clinics.
To get a complimentary massage or to schedule an annual physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.