Benefits of Massage
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin; it also works on the soft tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone.
|Helps relieve stress and aides relaxation||Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness|
|Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy||Fosters faster healing|
|Reduces pain and swelling||Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue|
|Reduces muscle spasms||Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion|
|Promotes deeper and easier breathing||Reduces blood pressure|
|Helps relieve tension-related headaches||Enhances the health and nourishment of skin|
|Strengthens the immune system||Treats musculoskeletal problems|
|Rehabilitation post operative||Rehabilitation after injury|
|Fosters peace of mind||Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness|
|Helps relieve mental stress||Improves ability to monitor stress signals|
|Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch||Fosters a feeling of well-being|
|Reduces levels of anxiety||Creates body awareness|
Effects of Massage
Although a single massage will be enjoyable, the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body mechanism. It helps to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension and any resulting structural weaknesses. Massage promotes your parasympathetic nerves for "resting and digesting". It helps to reduce fatigue, leaving you with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.