Massage Therapy

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

It is one of the oldest forms of therapy and consists of soft tissue (muscle) manipulation and movement.

It is known for helping the injured, ill and stressed, but is becoming regarded as excellent at preventing illness and sustaining health and wellness.

Physical, emotional and mental balance and clarity often result from a therapeutic massage session.

There are over 250 types of massage. Some of the most common are: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Accupressure, Prenatal, Bowen, Myofascial Release and Reiki.

Research continues to prove the enormous benefits of massage therapy.

A massage therapist may use a variety of techniques on the soft tissues or muscles, some of them being kneading, tapping, compression, stroking, rocking, friction, vibration and pressure.

Massage Therapy Benefits:

  • Increases circulation which can speed healing by increasing oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs
  • Lengthens and stretches muscles
  • Reduces muscle spasms and cramping
  • Helps prevent strains and sprains
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Releases 'feel good' endorphins
  • Stimulates the immune system by increasing lymphatic flow
  • Enhances mind relaxation
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Increases energy and lowers fatigue
  • Helps with concentration
  • Aligns posture
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Stimulates tissue regeneration (lessens scar tissue and stretch marks)
  • Helps athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts and competitions
  • Lowers stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improves complexion and skin tone
  • Lessens dependence on medications
  • Eases tension, stiffness and muscle pain
  • Encourages joint mobility, body flexibility and increased range of motion
  • Faster recovery from post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Easier and shorter labor for expectant mothers
  • Shorter maternity hospital stays
  • Weight gain and increased development for premature babies

It is estimated that approximately 90% of diseases are stress related and learning massage techniques is one of the easiest ways to relieve stress.

If there is a natural way for us to help our bodies fight off disease, and become stronger and healthier, shouldn't we pursue it?

Massage therapy benefits too many systems, organs and functions in our bodies to be ignored.

Massage therapy is also available worldwide; travel from Greenland for manipulation all the way to Granada for massage. Even the medical community is beginning to embrace the healing aspects of massage and therapeutic bodywork. Many hospitals, hospice facilities and neonatal ICU's are incorporating massage in conjunction with other medical treatments.

Numerous research studies show specific physiological and chemical changes occur throughout the body with massage, even with self massage.

Taking part in regular massage therapy as health care can contribute to your overall youthfulness and well-being.

Massage shouldn't be viewed as a luxury, a splurge, or 'treat' on a rare occasion.

It must be looked at as preventive care and an investment in your health.

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