Benefits of Massage
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:Â
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- AlleviateÂ low-back painÂ and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor forÂ expectant mothersÂ and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- EaseÂ medication dependence.
- EnhanceÂ immunityÂ by stimulating lymph flowâ€”the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretchÂ weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- HelpÂ athletesÂ of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organâ€”the skin.
- IncreaseÂ joint flexibility.
- LessenÂ depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducingÂ scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingÂ circulation.
- ReduceÂ postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- ReduceÂ spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, andÂ overused muscles.
- Release endorphinsâ€”amino acids that work as the body's naturalÂ painkiller.
- RelieveÂ migraineÂ pain.