5 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage


Spa Munari believes in the power of massage to soothe away stress and consequently offer a better quality of life.  Here are five of the many reasons why massage helps us cope.

Massage can help beat PMS.

A massage could banish mood swings, bloating, headaches, weight gain, and other PMS symptoms, according to a study by the Touch Research Institute and University of Miami Medical School. Researchers there found that regular massage sessions lessened symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in women age 19 to 45.

It soothes anxiety and depression

Women diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy three times a week reported being less depressed and less angry, according to a 2005 study, published in the International Journal of Neuroscience.

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after massage.

Massage benefits chronic pain relief

Sufferers of chronic soft tissue pain (arthritis, fibromyalgia, disc problems, and degenerative joints) can find relief after only a few massage therapy sessions, says Nancy M. Porambo, a licensed massage therapist with the American Massage Therapy Association.


Massage can help treat side effects of cancer

Researchers in Boston found that patients with metastatic cancer reported better sleep, less pain, and overall better quality of life after receiving massage therapy. Similarly, a 2004 study at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City found that massage therapy (Swedish, light touch, and foot massage) reduced symptoms like pain, nausea, fatigue, depression, and stress in cancer patients.

Clients of Spa Munari invites clients to relax and enjoy a wonderful spa journey in the modern atmosphere in Kirkland on the West Island of Montreal.


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  1. I have been waking up with really sore shoulders lately, so I have been thinking it would be nice to get a massage. It’s interesting how you point out that massages can help with things that we wouldn’t even think of like anxiety and depression. Like you pointed out, patients who get massages are much more relaxed and happy and feel less stressed.

  2. It’s interesting how you said that women who have breast cancer are less depressed when they get massages regularly. My sister was diagnosed not too long ago and has been having a really hard time with it. Maybe I’ll have to take her out for a spa and massage day to see if that would help her feel better!

  3. Massage encourages blood circulation, something we lack in our daily sedentary lifestyles. This fact itself goes to resolve various unwanted ailments like chronic pain, PMS, Anxiety and migraines. Massage therapists are increasingly being hired by big hospitals like John Hopkins, Massachusetts General and many others for their proven good track record in the field of oncology.

  4. My sister is having a hard time when PMSing because her cramps are terrible. It was mentioned here that one of the great of benefits of massage therapy is it helps lessen the symptoms of PMS. Furthermore, it’s advisable to go to experts for massage therapy.


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