Benefits of Massage
*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
circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients
into tissues and vital organs
and softens injured and overused muscles.
spasms and cramping.
recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent
pains of the athlete at any level.
endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason,
massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic
illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve
post-surgery adhesions and edema and realigns scar tissue after
healing has occurred.
range of motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low
Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for
Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and
reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted
range of motion.
relief from chronic muscle aches and pains
reduced blood pressure and stress
relief from pain and stiffness
strengthened immune system
increased mobility and speeds the healing process for those
recovering from surgery or injury
promotes a sense of wholeness and balance within the body
aids people with paralysis (such as stroke victims)
assists in fighting and preventing cellulite. Massage helps
restore the body's natural tendencies by manipulating the
muscles, and stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems
that break down fatty tissue. Massage targets areas that are
difficult to stimulate with good old exercise (such as the inner
knee and upper thigh areas).