Benefits of Massage

What's you body trying to tell you?

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

  • 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.  

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