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Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues.

 

Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and 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 post surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieve migraine pain

Massage Therapy as a Complement to Medical Treatment

From arthritis to asthma, the benefits of massage are far-reaching. Although not a replacement for conventional medical care, massage can provide relief for many specific conditions and ultimately promotes an overall sense of well-being which greatly accelerates healing from both physical and psychological ailments. Studies have shown the positive effects of massage as a complementary therapy. Patients report improved sleep, increased relaxation and relief from pain, fatigue and nausea when massage therapy was combined with conventional medical treatments.

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