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Benefits of Massage

Massage Therapy is defined as system of assessment and a systematic, manual application of a technique to the superficial soft tissue of the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Soft tissues are made more pliable through massage to promote circulation and blood flow and bring about healing effects: physical and psychological changes for general wellbeing.

 

How does Massage Therapy work?

 

Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. The manual technique involves a systematic application of touch, stroking, friction, vibration, kneading, percussion and stretching.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy:

 

Regular massage has been shown clinically to provide a large range of health benefits including:

  • Improve range of motion & joint flexibility.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

 

 

Why do people get Massage Therapy?

 

People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:

  • Back pain

  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis

  • Stress relief and stress-related conditions

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Circulatory and respiratory problems

  • Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation