Benefits of Massage

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Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Fosters healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments:
    —-reduces pain and swelling
    —-reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches
  • Helps relieve effects of eye strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Strengthens the immune system
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Satisfies needs for calm thinking and creativity
  • Satisfies needs for caring and nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
Medical Conditions that may Benefit from Massage
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and temporary pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders, including spastic colon, constipation and diarrhea
  • Headache, especially when due to muscle tension
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain (a condition of the tissue connecting the muscles)
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports injuries, including pulled or strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

 

 

Note: All information on benefits are  from the American Massage Therapy Association, www.amtamassage.org

 

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