Can Medical Massage help reduce Hypertension?

Can Medical Massage help reduce Hypertension?

Can Medical Massage help reduce Hypertension?

Medical Massage can help with Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.One in three people in Americas live with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). It is composed of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure with a measurement of 130 over 90, respectively. Systolic is the pressure in the arteries during a heartbeat. The diastolic blood pressure is that pressure between heartbeats.

It is common for a person to have high blood pressure during exercise or other related activities, but if a person has a consistently high measurement, then they are at risk of heart disease and even stroke. These are the two leading causes of death for Americans. There are no apparent outward symptoms to notice about the disease, so it is commonly diagnosed in the doctor’s office during a routine medical exam.

There are many lifestyle factors that can cause hypertension. By reducing some of these will improve overall health. Reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products, having a regular exercise program, change unhealthy diet choices, and reducing body weight may help reduce hypertension caused by lifestyle factors. Stress is another big factor that can lead to high blood pressure. For all of these reasons, medical massage can be a great way to reduce hypertension.

In 2002, a study was conducted to measure the effects of myofascial trigger-point massage therapy for persons with hypertension. The study was conducted at the Wirral Metropolitan College Department of Medicine in Liverpool, UK by Delaney, J.P., Leong, K.S., Watkins, A., and Brodie, D. Patients experienced decreases in muscular tension and heart rate as a result.

For people that experience high blood pressure, particularly those with frequent stress, massage is a soothing, non-invasive and safe treatment. If regularly treated with massage, patients can demonstrate long-term improvement in stress levels, heart rate and hypertension.

For more information on how medical massage may benefit you, contact Dr. Bonnette today at 817-862-9665 in White Settlement or 817-885-0668 in Fort Worth.