Benefits of Massage
Regular massage provides amazing relief to people of any age and from all walks of life, from athletes to work-at-home moms to anyone with high pressure jobs and/or stress at work. Throughout history, massage has offered a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being based on the body's incredible natural ability to heal itself!
Massage offers almost limitless benefits, the primary one being tension from stress. Massage has proven to be a beneficial treatment for the following conditions:
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Lower back pain
- Immunity suppression
- Spinal cord injury
- Cancer-related fatigue
- Post-operative care
- Age-related disorders
- Eating disorders
- Smoking cessation
- Increases circulation, which allows the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Stimulates the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
- Releases endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is incorporated in treatment for chronic illnesses, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
- Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort associated with lower back pain.
- Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
- Reduces muscle spasms and cramping.
- Increases joint flexibility.
- Reduces recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent risk of muscle strain.
- Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
- Reduces post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
- Contributes to shorter labor, reduces the need for medication and aides in quicker recovery in pregnant women.