What are the benefits of massage?

PAIN REDUCTION AND STRESS RELIEF

Any tissue trauma causes tension, referred pain and decreased muscular flexibility. Pain can be reduced using a variety of gentle soothing massage techniques.

IMPROVED MUSCLE FLEXIBILITY

Injury, pathology and stress can cause increased muscle tone, soreness, spasms and cramps. Repetitive strain, trauma, inflammation, or immobilization can bring on the formation of tendonitis or fibrosis. Certain massage techniques produce neuromuscular relaxation and relief of spasms while other methods release adhesions or fibrocitic tissues.

IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION

All tissues are benefitted by improved blood circulation to increase delivery of oxygen and glucose to tissue cells. Massage is a natural and effective way to decrease swelling and edema. This health benefit is most important for diabetics or others with circulatory impairments.

INCREASE JOINT BALANCE

Deep massage techniques will address joints, including vertebrae, by releasing ligamentous adhesions, and restoring fascial mobility which result in greater joint integrity and flexibility.

TISSUE CLEANSING

Stroking techniques can be very effective to assist the lymphatic system to remove excess fluid from traumatic swelling and cleanse the tissues of impurities.

Massage therapy is a form of manual medicine that focuses on helping your body heal itself.