The long list of benefits of massage therapy

The Benefits of Massage

Massage can feel like a total treat, but it may be because it has so many health benefits! It really should be seen more like a three monthly hygiene visit than just a treat during that occasional Spa Day.

 Are you ready for the long list of health benefits?

  • Reduces or eliminates lower back/chronic back/migraine/tension headache/muscle/burn injury/arthritic pain thus eases medication dependence
  • Reduces or eliminates muscular tension
  • Reduces or eliminates postural stress
  • Reduces postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduces spasms and cramping.
  • Reduces scar tissue and stretch marks by promoting tissue regeneration
  • Reduces lower diastolic blood pressure
  • Reduces water retention
  • Reduces cramping.
  • Improves sleep by promoting relaxation
  • Improves immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system, and boosting the body’s white blood cell count
  • Improves circulation, meaning oxygen and nutrients are delivered to tissues and vital organs
  • Improves the condition of the skin – the largest organ in the body
  • Improves joint mobility and flexibility.
  • Improves lymphatic drainage.
  • Improves range of motion
  • Improves clarity and perspective
  • Improves pulmonary function and peak air flow.
  • Releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Assists with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers
  • Assists athletes preparing or recovering from strenuous workouts
  • Exercises and stretches weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Soothes anxiety and depression – it is said that 90% of disease is stress related.

Massage therapy can result in physiological and chemical changes which cascade throughout the body.

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