6 surprising health benefits of massage therapy (1/6)

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six healthy reasons to book an appointment

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It counteracts all that sitting you do

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.”

Desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress “show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting.”

Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job—as long as you schedule a regular massage.

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Stir-fried beef with vegetables

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Best Health Magazine: September 2013

Looking for the tips and advice we mentioned in the September 2013 issue of Best Health? Find more on the topics covered in the magazine and share your thoughts with us right here