About Massage

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Massage and Its Benefits

 

What is Massage?


Massage therapy, one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy, uses a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage therapy softens tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments), strengthening and toning the entire body, reducing strains and injuries. Massage therapy helps restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually. Many times, clients realize they have tension held in other parts of their body, not just the tight, sore areas.

Massage Benefits


Physical Level

  • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduced muscle spasm and tension
  • Relief from entrapment of nerves in muscle
  • Greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased ease and efficiency of movement
  • Promoted deeper and easier breathing
  • Better circulation of both blood and lymph fluids
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Relief of tension-related or eye-strain headaches
  • Healthier, better nourished skin
  • Improved posture
  • Faster healing from pulled muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduced pain, swelling, and formation of scar tissue following injury
  • General health maintenance

Mental Level

  • Reduced stress
  • Relaxed state of alertness
  • Reduced mental stress: a calmer mind
  • Greater ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Increased capability for clearer thinking

Emotional Level

  • Feeling of well-being
  • Reduced levels of anxiety
  • Increased awareness of mind-body connection
  • Enhanced self-image
  • A sense of being unified and in harmony

Organizational

  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Enhanced customer service
  • Boosted morale
  • Heightened productivity
  • Increased creativity

 

Massage should not be considered a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment.