What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining health. Therapeutic massage can ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It is an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday life, injury, and occupational stress.
Massage & Bodywork Therapy Benefits:
Massage therapy has many therapeutic benefits that promote better health. Experts estimate that upward of 90% of disease is stress-related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster internally and externally, than high stress. Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Massage is an effective tool for managing everyday stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Greater energy
- Improved concentration
- Increased circulation
- Reduced fatigue
Bodywork Therapy can:
- Alleviate low-back pain
- Improve range of motion.
- Assist with easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Assist with lower blood pressure.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, hypertonic, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration - reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine/TMJ pain.
- Overall relaxation.
So go ahead and get a massage.. you & your muscles deserve it..