Massage therapy: The Benefits & The Side Effects

What Are The Benefits of Massage Therapy? …in a few words

“Massage and massage therapy produce both physical and mental beneficial effects such as: Reduced stress levels. A more vibrant, youthful and healthier skin condition. The relief of acute and chronic pain. A psychological boost you only get by looking and feeling great, and a slowdown of the ageing process!”

And in a few more words.. Lets jump straight in with the benefits

Massage and massage therapy are those rare activities that it’s almost impossible to find anything negative to report on, but let’s make absolutely sure.
It should always be stated as a matter of fact by any practitioner or teacher of massage and massage therapy, that great care and precaution should be observed during any treatment session, whether that’s a facial massage or any other massage for that matter.

For example, there should be sensible suggestions about when to proceed with care, such as during pregnancy, and some precautionary measures when using essential oils etc. but apart from these very obvious precautions, there are almost no negative reports about the drawbacks of massage exercises.
It’s good to remember also, that massage therapy is no Johnny-come-lately, and for a therapy that’s been around for over five thousand years, that’s a long time for any negative side effects to be exposed.

But what are the side effects of massage and massage therapy?

That’s a very good question and obviously there are going to be some side effects, so promise me you’ll proceed with caution…

  • Side effect number one is a stress free relaxed state.
  • Side effect number two is a more vibrant, youthful and healthier skin condition.
  • Side effect number three is the relief of acute and chronic pain.
  • Side effect number four is the psychological boost you get by looking and feeling great.
  • Side effect number five is that you may actually put the brakes on the ageing process!

The list is of side effects goes on and on…

You get the picture.
The side effects of a facial massage and all forms of massage in fact, are endless and they include everything from stress and tension reduction to better blood circulation, better digestion, and a thousand more extremely beneficial side effects in between.
Add to the equation, the release of euphoria inducing endorphins (and amino acids that also work as the body’s natural painkiller!) and you’ve suddenly got a very compelling argument for the inclusion of massage therapy in your health and wellbeing routine.

But what about the negative side effects?

As I mentioned at the beginning, to my knowledge, there are none.
And in response to the opinion: Surely massage therapy can’t be all good news… well, yes it can.
The only precautions you should take are the sensible precautions that you would usually take anyway regarding your own health.

Given the obvious benefits why isn’t massage therapy part of everyone’s daily routine?

Probably because of a couple of popular misconceptions.
The first misconceptions are that you have to have a medical condition or a strain or an ache or that you need a medical referral or recommendation by your doctor etc.
The second misconception is that is a massage is a privilege or the preserve of the wealthy.
Thankfully massage and massage therapy is none of the above. Anyone and everyone can and should enjoy the benefits of massage and massage therapy simply because they can.


No excuse is necessary to take care of YOU, the most important person in your life.

No other therapy produces such positive and potentially life changing results as massage and massage therapy. Results can be dramatic or subtle, visible or invisible, but they are always beneficial and they are usually subtle and life changing.
Accept the fact that massage and massage therapy are not the preserve of the wealthy and recognise that there is no earthly reason to deny yourself one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and beneficial activities available.

In the main, most administered massage requires an additional pair of hands, however, facial massage is an activity that can be learned and performed by any individual.
Start with the most empowering and rewarding massage of all…
A facial. Because on the end of your arms are the most incredible tools ever created!

Your hands are a masterpiece of design and they’re an evolutionary triumph, so use them. Your own hands have an intimate knowledge of the face that you display to the world and they’re by far the most sympathetic for your face.

The appeal of self-massage goes a step further due to the fact that every individual can control their environment completely with the addition of aromatherapy, essential oils, relaxing music and all-important privacy.
So do yourself a huge favour, start by giving yourself a very satisfying facial massage, in the privacy and comfort of your own home, and in no time at all you’ll start to look and feel like a million dollars.

Am I too late to start?

Never! Simply put, it’s never too late to start enjoying the benefits of massage therapy and it’s never too late to start feeling healthy, vibrant and downright good about yourself.
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To take advantage of this exceptional, risk-free opportunity, click here and, within minutes, you’ll be practicing this increasingly-popular holistic therapy.

Happy Massaging!
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Author: Alex Marsh

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