Benefits Of Massage For Stroke Recovery
Recent scientific studies have shown that when massaged, stroke survivors experienced increased mobility, decreased pain, decreased depression and as a result used less medication.
Massage provides ten times as much oxygen to the massaged areas as the body would receive passively in 15 minutes.
Circulating blood is the great communicator and supplier of essentials, and as long as blood is freely circulating, there is healing going on.
Massage In Stroke Patients Have Been Shown To:
- Improve Mobility – specific nerve centres may be stimulated using acupressure in massage
- Relieve Fatigue – increases the levels of energy by releasing muscle tension and reducing the stress hormone cortisol.
- Help Insomnia – activates parasympathetic nervous system responsible for allowing your body to relax.
- Improve Circulation – good circulation stimulated by massage delivers oxygen-rich blood to damaged, tense muscles
- Decreases Pain and Cramps – Increased circulation can also help alleviate cramps
- Alleviate Symptoms of Depression – physically stimulating the nerve receptors of the nervous system causes a release of the mood-lifting chemicals serotonin or dopamine into the body.
The day to day quality of a stroke survivor's life may be improved by massage.
Please always speak to your doctor before undergoing massage or similiar therapies.