Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

 

• Increases circulation of blood to muscles and vital organs, supplying healthy levels of oxygen and nutrients to most deprived areas
 
 • Decreases muscle soreness by reducing inflammation in the affected tissue
 
 • Promotes faster athletic recovery by stimulating cells to replace damaged muscle tissue with healthy, new muscle (View more benefits of sports massage)
 
• Nourishes and hydrates the body’s fascia, the connective tissue that binds together the muscles, the skeleton and all internal organs. Unhealthy, dehydrated fascia can lead to loss of flexibility, poor posture and trigger point pain.
 
• Decreases hypertonicity (stiffness) of muscles and tendons, reducing cramps and spasms, and restoring normal joint flexibility
 
• Realigns scar tissue formation due to surgery, prolonged immobilization or poor posture
 
• Facilitates the circulation of lymph, reducing metabolic waste and toxins stored in the body. Supports a healthy immune system.
 
• Reduces post-surgery adhesions (scar tissue) and inflammation
 
• Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller and feel-good hormones
 
• Decreases cortisol levels – the stress hormone
 
• Promotes better, more restful sleep
 
• Helps the digestive process by activating the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous response
 
 
Common Conditions that respond well to Massage Therapy Treatment

 

• Low Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain • Muscle tears and pulls • Ligamental sprains • Frozen Shoulder • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Tendinitis • Shin Splints • Plantar Fasciitis • Achilles tendon injuries • Sciatica (Piriformis Syndrome) • Runner’s Knee (ITB Friction Syndrome) • Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) • Swimmer’s Shoulder (Impingement) • Knee Arthritis • Carpal Tunnel • TMJ • Insomnia • Headaches • Fybromyalgia • CFS • Painful menstrual cramping