Host Silvia Casabianca interviews massage therapists Chris Neal and Ali Gardella about the benefits of massage therapy. They work as massage therapists and reiki practitioners at the Eyes Wide Open Center in Bonita Springs.
As we learn more about the long term benefits of massage therapy, it has become more popular among the general public. If it was before limited to luxury spas and health clubs, today massage therapy is offered by corporations as a health benefit to their employees, and you find massage offered in hospitals and even in airports.
What is the science behind it? Should massage be reserved only as a complementary therapy to alleviate pain and restriction or is it something that you would want to do on a regular basis to keep levels of stress on check? How to choose a massage therapist? What modalities are right for you?