Benefits of Massage
There are many Physical & Mental Benefits to Therapeutic Massage Therapy. And, many medical conditions may also benefit. In addition, massage helps relieve physical and mental stress, muscle tension and stiffness. Also, it helps reduce tension-related headaches and levels of anxiety. Click below to learn more.
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Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
- .Provides help in relieving:
- stress and aids relaxation,
- muscle tension and stiffness,
- relieve tension-related headaches,
- relieve effects of eye strain.
- Contributes to healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments by reducing:
- 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.
- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin.
- Strengthens the immune system.
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Fosters peace of mind and a feeling of well-being.
- 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 and for caring and nurturing touch.
- Reduces levels of anxiety.
- Increases awareness of mind-body connection.
Medical Conditions that may Benefit from Massage
- Anxiety and stress.
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
- Asthma and bronchitis.
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome.
- Chronic and temporary pain.
- Circulatory problems.
- Digestive disorders, including spastic colon, constipation and diarrhea.
- Headache, especially when due to muscle tension.
- Myofascial pain (a condition of the tissue connecting the muscles)
- Reduced range of motion.
- Sports injuries, including pulled or strained muscles and sprained ligaments.
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).
Note: All information on benefits is from the American Massage Therapy Association: www.amtamassage.org