Massage and its benefits

Touch and movement have been used since ancient times to promote healing, prevent illness and to enhance well-being.  A growing body of evidence shows that massage promotes health in several ways.  In addition to the immediate physical effects of touch and soft tissue manipulation on muscles and circulatory systems, massage works with the nervous system, and the connectedness of body and mind, to promote relaxation and to enhance self-awareness.  Greater body awareness allows receivers of massage to work with acquired patterns of tension, posture and movement, and cycles of pain and stress.  In this way, they gain insights to help guide them away from dysfunction and toward wellness, and are better able to benefit from the body's innate capacity for healing and health.

Generally recognized benefits of massage

  • Stress management
  • Pain management
  • Mood improvement
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Quicker recovery from injury
  • Relief of sore muscles
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reduced fatigue

  • Headache relief
  • Reduced frequency of asthma attacks
  • Improved sleep
  • Scar tissue reduction
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved circulation of blood and lymph
  • Increased energy levels
  • Enhanced sense of well-being

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