Benefits of Massage
• Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
• Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers & shorten maternity hospital stays.
• Ease medication dependence
• Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
• Exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles.
• Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
• Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
• Increase joint flexibility.
• Lessen depression and anxiety.
• Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
• Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
• Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
• Reduce spasms and cramping.
• Relax and often injured, tired and overused muscles.
• Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
• Relieve migraine pain.
There’s no denying the power of massage. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be beneficial in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, with a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
• Decrease anxiety
• Enhanced sleep quality
• Greater energy
• Improved concentration
• Increased circulation
• Reduced fatigue
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance therapeutic massage provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.