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Benefits of Massage

 

Many Benefits and Uses

Enhances general health: Therapeutic massage can be an important component to your health maintenance or wellness plan.  It helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally.

-Promotes well nourished and healthy skin

-Improves circulation of blood and lymph

-Relaxes muscles and improves joint mobility

-Encourages general relaxation

-Improves immune system functioning, and improves energy flow

 

Alleviates Problem Condition

It can help relieve certain common physical problems, and help bring the body back to optimal functioning.

-General muscular tension and aches

-Tension headaches

-Muscular back pain

-Poor circulation

-Stress and anxiety

 

Supports Your Fitness or Sports Program

Therapeutic massage can be an important adjunct to a fitness or sports program, helping you achieve your performance goals with minimum injury and pain.

-Enhances tissue elasticity and joint flexibility

-Improves blood and lymph circulation

-Promotes healthy vibrant skin

-Relieves muscle aches and stiffness

 

Relieves the Effects of Stress

Therapeutic massage helps balance the effects of stress in our lives, and avoid stress-related disease and dysfunction.

-Relaxes tense muscles

-Reduces anxiety level

-Improves immune system functioning

 

Special cases

Therapeutic massage can help in certain temporary or long term situations which cause unique physical and mental challenges.

-For mothers-to-be during pregnancy

-For infants, especially premature and other developmentally challenged babies

-For the disabled, especially those in wheelchairs and others with challenging orthopedic conditions

 

Complements Other Health Care

Therapeutic massage is frequently used to enhance the beneficial effects of other types of health case.

-Physical and occupational therapy

-Chiropractic

-Psychotherapy

 

Proven Effective

Many of the therapeutic effects of massage recognized by personal and clinical experience over the years have been supported by scientific research.  In addition to the commonly known benefits of relaxation, improved circulation, and relief for muscle tension, new applications for therapeutic massage are surfacing in areas related to mental and emotional well-being, infant care, aging, and other special situations.  Exciting new discoveries link touch in general, and therapeutic massage in particular, to improved immune system functioning.