Benefits of Massage

It has been reported that massage reduces stress, deepens relaxation and breathing, lowers blood pressure, stimulates circulation, relieves joint pain, reduces swelling, stimulates bowels and flow of lymph, improves sleep, releases endorphins, decreases fear and anxiety, and creates a sense of well-being and decreased isolation.  In the case of arthritis sufferers, it can greatly assist in pain management and help increase range of motion. It also triggers natural joint lubrication, which is extremely important for those suffering from arthritis.

Specific Benefits

Improve Circulation

  • 30 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free

Relieve Physical Pain

  • decreases depression, anxiety, stress, pain and insomnia in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients

  • Relieves pain by temporarily blocking pain nerve signals and encouraging the release of the body's natural pain killer-endorphins

Improve Sleep & Mental Clarity

  • lowers migraine headache pain, distress, and sleep disturbances

  • increases immune function in women diagnosed with breast cancer

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Getting a massage can do you a world of good, and getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.

REMEMBER: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.