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About Massage

The Benefits of Massage

Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body  heal itself and to increase health and well-being. Massage uses techniques through effleurage or kneading of parts of the body to aid in circulation and relax the muscles.

Spring 2016

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Massage is beneficial as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does. Taking part of regularly scheduled self care like massage can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage a necessary part of your health and wellness plan.

Contributing source: ABMP

What Conditions May be Helped by Therapeutic Massage?

An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment), relieves stress, encourages relaxation, improves circulation, improves posture, helps manage pain, relaxes muscles, improves flexibility, improves breathing, relieves tension headaches, strengthens immune system, and decreases depressions.

Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and , thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It  can also hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury. People with the following conditions have reported that therapeutic massage has lessened or relieved many of their symptoms:

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic and Acute Pain

  • Circulatory Problems

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (including spastic colon, colic and constipation)

  • Headache

  • Immune Function Disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Myofascial Pain

  • Premature Infants

  • Reduced Range of Motion

  • Sports Injuries (including pulled or strained muscles and ligaments)

  • Stress

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction.

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