Benefits of Massage

What's you body trying to tell you?

Repetitive tasks, sports, and repeating certain movements, can result in:

  • Aching

  • Tenderness

  • Weakness

  • Swelling

  • Tingling

  • Numbness

  • Loss of flexibility

  • Spasms in the muscles

Repetitive strain injuries include tendonitis, bursitis, and nerve impingement.  Good posture, body mechanics, massage, and stretching can help the body maintain general wellness and productivity.  Massage is beneficial to one's health:

 

  • Reduce the physical and mental effects of stress; thus help prevent burnout and stress-related diseases

  • Diminish the adverse effects of sitting for long periods of time in the same positions, such as at a desk or other workstation

  • Relieve physical problems associated with repetitive tasks, such as computer keyboard use, sorting, filing, and assembly-line tasks

  • Help relieve tension headaches and general muscle tension, especially with a massage technique called Trigger Point Release

  • Improve immune system functioning for better general health; resistance to colds and other illnesses

  • Sharpen body awareness, ability to focus, and feeling revitalized

  • Promote pain relief from sore, aching, and overworked muscles

  • Increase the production of endorphins (the brain’s natural pain relievers) and reduction of cortisol (a stress hormone)

  • Shorten recovery time for athletes; improve performance

  • Relieve scar tissue, soften fascia, and release adhesions

  • Increase venous return, lymph flow, and metabolic balance

  • Enhance lubrication of synovial joints with Range of Motion (ROM) and improve the efficiency in joint movements

  • Stimulate digestive function and facilitate bowel movement

  • Reduce anxiety, encourage deep breathing, and improve sleep

  • Increase Qi (the body’s life force or energy), promote feelings of well-being, and enhance quality of life

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