Massage Benefits

The benefits of massage are too numerous to count. Comforting, skilled touch is one of the oldest and most instinctive ways to bring relief to the body and the spirit.

For a more comprehensive site regarding benefits to massage, please visit the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine

SOME BENEFITS OF MASSAGE INCLUDE:

Physical

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Hastens the elimination of metabolic byproducts from muscle tissue
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Aids in improving organ function
  • Speeds stressed muscle recovery
  • Relieves constipation
  • Increases lymph and blood circulation
  • Aids in keeping the skin elastic
  • Increases flexibility, joint mobility and range-of-motion
  • Helps prepare a mother-to-be for birth
  • Enhances the immune system by increasing lymph circulation

Pain Management

  • Increases endorphin production (the body’s natural pain killer)
  • Eases tension headaches
  • Eases muscle pain caused by muscle imbalance and weakness

Emotional

  • Strengthens the body-mind connection
  • Improves body awareness
  • Increases relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety by calming the nervous system and reducing stress hormones
  • Alleviates depressive symptoms
  • Improves self image
  • Aids in the increases mental aptitude and awareness
  • Soothes the soul