Massage for Hypertension
5 reasons why it may be the best natural treatment you can get!

Massage for hypertension is so beneficial because it helps relax the mind, ease tension, lower heart rate, and melt the stress of this serious medical condition that is caused by too much pressure in blood as it moves through arteries and veins.

Over time, high blood pressure can cause :

5 Reasons why massage for hypertension may help

1. Decreasing chances of Vascular Weakness

Vascular weakness is caused by overstretching of the vessels, creating weak areas, making them more susceptible to rupture. Ruptures cause aneurysm and stroke. Massage therapy helps relax the mind and body, while reducing stress, lowering heart rate, and lowering the pressure put on vessels.

2. Increasing circulation and decreasing risk of Blood Clots

Trapped blood causes clots which can break off and clog vessels, cutting off blood supply to parts of the body. This often causes heart attack or stroke. 

Plaque build-up can also cause clogged vessels and decreased blood supply, leading to heart attack or stroke.

Massage helps to increase circulation throughout the body, allowing proper blood flow to areas that need it most.

3. Calming some serious warning signs - Most of the time there are no symptoms of hypertension. However, some people do have signs such as:

  • Nose bleeds 
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Headaches
  • Vision change
  • Ear pain or eye pain
  • Tiredness or fatigue

Relaxation massage techniques can be therapeutic for those with hypertension, calming these symptoms. especially when combined with relaxing lavender oil. If the patient has not been treated by their physician, however, massage could be detrimental as it tends to increase blood flow which can cause more harm. 

4. Proof that it helps - Many studies have shown that massage therapy techniques can effectively reduce blood pressure:

Researchers from the Touch Research Institute, conducted a 1999 study that showed abnormal blood pressure symptoms were reduced by regular massage therapy sessions.

Results indicated that while two study groups (one who received regular massage therapy sessions and the other who practiced various relaxation techniques) had lowered anxiety levels, only the group that had massage therapy decreased their diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

In 2005, the University of South Florida tested how a regular back massage could effect blood pressure. Because of significant positive changes in both systolic and diastolic pressure, researchers concluded that regular massage therapy lowers blood pressure.

In 2013, Sedighe Tahereh Cardiovascular Center began a study to examine blood pressure changes after massage therapy, done for 10 minutes 3 times per week, for 3 weeks was performed and showed relaxation massage had the positive effect in lowering blood pressure.

Results were as follows:"The results indicated that mean systolic and diastolic BP in the massage group was significantly lower in comparison with the control group (P < 0.001). Evaluation of durability of the massage effects on BP also indicated that 72 h after finishing the study, still there was a significant difference between the test and control groups in systolic and diastolic BP. "

You can read more about that study here.

Always consult your doctor if you suspect you have hypertension.

5. Relaxation of mind, body, and spirit - this is the greatest reason to get massage - it's just plain good for you to relax the whole person, telling your body it's okay, giving it peace  and calmness, in the midst of everyday stress.

Massage therapy may be a natural solution to bring your blood pressure down, but this is a potentially serious medical issue that should be addressed by a healthcare provider.

Getting a massage for hypertension and learning  how to give a massage to a family member or friend to help them relax and help with high blood pressure, could be one of the greatest gifts you could ever give.

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A few things about me and the creation of Massage Education Guide....

After 20 years of practicing massage, I decided to create an online resource for people who want to learn about massage, and how to relax our minds to release anxiety and stress.

I have had many clients come for massage, only to discover they just needed to talk, or they needed to cry, and let go of pain or worry, or stress, in a place they felt safe

Life has changed a lot over the past 6 months, and going to a spa may not be an option financially, or even safe, with social distancing guidelines.

Finding a way to relax our minds, and release stress and tension at home, is critical for a healthy immune system, as we find our way through this pandemic.

I've created a spa recipe book, filled with easy at-home spa ideas, to help you relax and release stress from your body at home.

Now, because of this virus, I teach folks about the benefits of massage products, essential oils, body scrubs, bath bombs, and other make-at-home goodies that help us de-stress in the comfort and safety of home ... to relax the mind and body, and make life so much better!

What's my passion? Massage therapy always and forever is my love, but helping people learn how to relax at home, is a very close second!

So, let's learn how to relax, to release stress, and rock this pandemic together!

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