Massage Therapy Benefits

Massage Therapy Benefits

Did you know that for thousands of years mothers around the world have been massaging their babies so that they will grow faster and be healthier. Massage Therapy plays an important role in our health and well being.. not just for babies but for people of all ages and all walks of life. A good massage is an exhilarating experience. Anyone can and will benefit from massage. The goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and increase overall well being and good health. Massage will give you relief from muscle tension, pain and stress.

Massage Therapy Benefits

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage therapy is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

>>Decreased anxiety
>>Enhanced sleep quality
>>Greater energy
>>Improved concentration
>>Increased local circulation
>>Reduced fatigue

Massage therapy can also help specifically address a number of health issues.  Bodywork can:

>>Improve range of motion
>>Alleviate low-back pain
>>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
>>Increase joint flexibility
>>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 adhesion’s and swelling
>>Reduce spasms and cramping
>>Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
>>Release endorphin’s — amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
>>Relieve migraine pain

Source: ABMP Massage

One comment on “Massage Therapy Benefits
  1. Sandra Louis says:

    I’ve always found that I get over a cold much more quickly when I get a massage. Especially if I take it easy that day and drink a lot of water. Does that make sense?

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