Benefits of Massage

 

Massage therapy is relaxing, and it certainly feels good, but there are many benefits to massage of which you may not be aware. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
 
While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

Decreased anxiety, improved concentration, enhanced sleep quality, increased circulation, greater energy and reduced fatigue.
 
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance that bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits. 
 
According to research studies massage therapy has been shown to be effective in:
 
  • Soothing chronic back pain
  • Decreasing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Reducing anxiety and lowering blood pressure
  • Easing post-operative pain
  • Reducing headache frequency
  • Managing fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Easing symptoms of depression

 

Massage increases blood supply, oxygen, and nutrition to muscles, tissue, joints, and your vital organs, and improves circulation throughout the body. This helps muscles recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue (especially useful after a strenuous workout), and helps to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension, fractures, sprains, sciatica, and stiff joints. Massage provides a natural means of joint lubrication through improved circulation and mobility and it causes the body to release endorphins that act as natural pain killers.