Benefits of Massage:
Reduces muscle spasm and pain of injuries
Reduces or relieves chronic pain.
Reduces fatigue and muscle tension
Increases circulation and removal of
Increases flexibility of soft tissue
May decrease time lost due to illness.
Faster injury healing
Reduces blood pressure
Creates greater joint flexibility
Improves athletic performance
Strengthens the immune system
Enhances health & nourishment of
Reduces effects of stress which is the
cause of many diseases.
has beneficial effects on nearly every body system. By accessing the parasympathetic
nervous system, it helps the body to relax and relieves stress.
This relaxed state increases the activity
of the digestive system which is inhibited when the body is in fight or
flight syndrome caused by stress.
Massage also increases the production
of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. The muscular system
is allowed to relax and areas of chronic pain and spasm are relieved. The
pressure of the massage therapists hands helps to increase circulation
of blood to areas that have been restricted from muscle spasm.
The stroking movements aid in the flow
of lymph fluid which boosts the body's immune response.
Passive and active range of motion stretching
and exercise can be included and are especially helpful in healing of injuries
since they increase flexibility. An injury can heal more quickly
and efficiently with massage.
Scar tissue can be influenced to heal
in the direction of the line of fibers in the soft tissue which increases
the mobility of the scar and reduces the chance of re-injury to the area.
Massage can be an effective tool in
stress management which will enhance overall well being and can reduce
the effects of many stress related disorders.
It is an effective adjunct to other
health care modalities. Chiropractors and Osteopaths find that massage
helps their manipulations to stay in place longer since the soft tissue
offers profound mental and emotional healing properties.