- Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders.
- Increasing circulation of the blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
- Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
- Reduces spasms and cramping
- Increases joint flexibility and improves range of motion.
- Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts, and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
- Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. Effective for those suffering from chronic illness or an injury. Massage helps to control, and in some cases diminish chronic pain.
- Relieves neck and shoulder pain.
- Decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
- Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
- Relieves Stress and provides a sense of well being.
- Improves posture.
- Helps to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Relieves symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction.
- Boosts the immune system
- Decreases symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Benefits of Massage
The benefits of massage are far reaching, and scientific research continues to show that massage is no longer about just being pampered. Studies are showing that massage has a wide variety of tangible health benefits: