Benefits of Massage

Massage promotes the body's ability to heal itself.

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body both to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness. Massage therapy improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.

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Numerous studies are proving the effectiveness of massage for easing symptoms of headaches, osteoarthritis, sleep disorders (including fibromyalgia), anxiety, depression, stress, and chronic pain. Massage has long been used to improve athletic performance and reduce chances of injury for athletes.

Massage gives pain relief without drugs or surgery.

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  • breaks into the chemical and neurological feedback loop that maintains muscle contraction
  • increases circulation that has been restricted by the contracted tissue
  • directly stretches a trigger point's knotted muscle fibers

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Touch is a basic human need.

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Massage fulfills the well researched human need for touch like no other healthcare or wellness profession. Many complementary and integrative practices have components of touch, but massage therapy is, at its heart, about one human touching another with informed intention, compassion, focused attention, and non-judgment.

Pleasure and nurturing are important.

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The more massage you get, the more benefit it provides.

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Receiving massage and bodywork on a consistent basis is more beneficial than receiving it infrequently. A single massage is enjoyable, but as with exercise, the therapeutic benefits of massage are cumulative.

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