A high percentage of people, especially some women, are said to suffer from a known hypothyroid condition. Major symptoms include fatigue, muscle weakness, abnormal menses, and depression.
The hypothyroid patient can benefit from massage therapy as it significantly reduces the patient’s symptoms through acupressure. Since massage therapy improves blood flow, patients with hypothyroid condition also report improved blood and lymphatic circulation, which is good for endocrine organs.
Moreover, massage therapy is said to reduce inflammation. A study done by Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California and McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, massage therapy has an effect similar to anti-inflammatory medicines at a cellular level. That said, hypothyroid patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or similar concerns will greatly benefit.
Finally, massage therapy helps reduce stress, which results to the body decreasing cortisol levels and other stress hormones. This results to better weight management and combats fatigue and weakness.
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