Benefits of Massage

There are many Physical & Mental Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Therapy. And, many medical conditions may benefit, as well.  Massage helps relieve physical and mental stress, muscle tension and stiffness.  It helps reduce tension-related headaches and levels of anxiety.  Click below to learn more.

 

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Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
  • Helps relieve:
    • stress and aids relaxation
    • muscle tension and stiffness
    • relieve tension-related headaches
    • relieve effects of eye strain
  • Fosters healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments by reducinng:
    • 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
  • 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 is from the American Massage Therapy Association:  www.amtamassage.org

 

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