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Therapeutic Massage
Benefits of Massage

 

Benefits of Massage for the Mind

- Creates peace of mind and sense of well-being.

- Improves ability to handle and process stress.

- Improves mental clarity and concentration.

- Promotes restful sleep.

- Reconnects the body and mind.

- Reduces anxiety and depression through increased serotonin levels.

- Reduces sense of isolation.

 

Benefits of Massage for the Body

- Alleviates low-back pain and increases range of motion.

- Creates body self-awareness.

- Improves elasticity of skin and promotes skin rejuvenation.

- Improves muscle tone and stimulates their nerve supply.

- Improves sleep and calms the mind.

- Increases endorphin and seratonin production.

  (body’s natural pain killer)

- Reduces edema, as well as joint stiffness.

- Releases negative holding patterns from previous injuries.

- Stimulates lymph circulation and enhances immunity.

 

The Benefits of Frequent Massage

Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does.

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, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? 

- Ease low-back pain and improve range of motion.

- Lessen depression and anxiety.

- Relieve pain for migraine sufferers.

- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow--the body's natural defense system.

- Increase joint flexibility.

- Help athletes of any level prepare for strenuous workouts.

- Relax and soften injured and overused muscles.

- Reduce spasms and cramping.

- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten hospital stays.

- Decrease reliance on medication.

- Exercise and stretch weak or atrophied muscles.

- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs through improved circulation.

- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ--the skin.

- Reduce and realign scar tissue.

- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.

- Release endorphins--the body's natural painkiller. 

Researchers say the incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular "doses." Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Here's why:

The Health Benefits

Experts estimate that upwards of 90 % 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, 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. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Help Yourself to Health

Here's the beauty of bodywork: Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does.

Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care plays a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs

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