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Benefits of Massage

The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching – and available to all who seek massage, regardless of age or stress level.

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Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, followed by body aches and pain, strains and sprains, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, low back pain, and diabetes, to name a few.

Other physiological benefits of massage include:

  • Increases circulation – speeding and supporting the body’s ability to heal itself, promoting healthy tissue function
  • Increases relaxation
  • Stimulates the lymph system and improves immune function
  • Reduces chronic pain, tension and tension headaches
  • Relieves pain for migraine sufferers which can decrease the need for medication
  • Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller
  • Increases joint mobility, flexibility and Range of Motion
  • Speeds muscle recovery – by increasing the body’s ability to eliminate waste from muscle tissue
  • Increases muscle function while decreasing the chance of injury
  • Decreases muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Reduces spasms and cramping
  • Decreases pain in injured and overused (or underused) muscles
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema (inflammation) – reducing and realigning scar tissue
  • Improves body awareness
  • Improves posture, creating better movement without pain
  • Increases energy and mental awareness

If you are concerned as to whether massage is right for you, consult your primary care physician before receiving a massage. Always tell your massage therapist if you have a condition that they should know about.