Benefits of Massage

Research studies have shown enormous benefits of massage treatments not only related to chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, bursitis, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramping, high blood pressure and asthma, but also general wellbeing. Since massage offers a non-invasive means to achieve wellness, it can be highly effective in preventing different conditions arising from physical, mental, and emotional stress, and to complement a treatment for a particular ailment. Below you can find general information on benefits of massage treatments.

 

Massage can:

Benefits of massage therapies

  • Alleviate lower 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

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Research studies show additional benefits of massage

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research continues to show the enormous benefits of massage — which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Research shows that with massage:

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Stress relief and deep relaxation

Massage can help relieve the stress and tension of everyday living which can lead to different diseases and illnesses. Experts estimate that around 90% of diseases are stress-related. Massage can, without a doubt, help you with stress management and deep relaxation. This translates into:

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

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotioan benefits of massage and the emotional balance different body works provide can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

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