Benefits of Massage
Benefits of Massage and Body Work Treaments
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate lower back pain and increase range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stay
- 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 yscar 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: A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering,rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, painmanagement), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing agesus faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressurealtogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.This translates into:
- Decreased 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. Theemotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.