The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage can be more than a relaxing experience. When done by an experienced

therapist, massage therapy can decrease physical pain, address emotional imbalances, improve athletic performance, assist with stress management, and so much more!

Here are some of the many ways massage therapy enhances and improves people’s lives.

Massage Can Decrease Physical Pain
Facilitates chronic pain management and provides pain relief
Increases range of motion and flexibility
Offers relief from headaches and teeth-clenching
Improves posture
Improves balance

Massage Can Help Address Emotional Imbalances

Decreases feelings of anxiousness and depression
Improves feelings of well being
Improves overall mood
Combats anxiety by promoting relaxation
Reverses many effects of stress-related illnesses
Massage Can Improve Athletic Performance
Decreases and prevents spasms and cramping
Increases flexibility and range of motion
Prevents injuries by loosening adhesions and breaks up scar tissue
Decreases healing time after strenuous exercise
Loosens joint ligaments and stimulates synovial activity in the joints

Massage Can Facilitate Healing After Injury or Surgery

Breaks up scar tissue that forms post-surgery
Facilitates rehabilitation from surgery, cancer, and musculoskeletal injuries
Stretches and broadens connective tissues of the body from superficial layers (fascia) to muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments
Increases circulation in and oxygenation of the body
Massage Can Promote Wellness and Health Maintenance
Improves tone and elasticity of skin and muscles
Normalizes glandular function
Improves digestion and elimination
Improves the body’s immune response
Improves sleep quality
Maintains and improves the condition of organs –from superficial organs like our skin all the way to deep organs like our hearts–by pumping oxygen and nutrients into the tissues and organs via increased circulation

Massage, Relaxation, and Stress Management

And of course, in addition to all the many benefits listed above, massage therapy remains an amazingly effective therapy for combating and managing the stress we often face on a daily basis.
In this day and age where life expectancy now reaches close to one hundred years, seeking a solution to physical aging has become an increasingly important priority. Yet perhaps nothing speeds up the aging process, both internally as well as externally.
Massage affects so many levels of one’s being and can—without a doubt—help to manage, counteract, and reverse the harmful effects inflicted on our bodies by stress. This translates into the value of tangible results, but also, and just as vital to our well being, the emotional support and balance that allows us to manage, enjoy, and succeed in our everyday lives.

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