Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Benefits of a Massage

Based on my experience receiving massages, personal research, years of continuing education, and recertification in various modalities, I feel strongly that the most useful benefit of my massage is the ability to regain what one has lost and to become pain-free. This benefit above all has motivated me time and time again to double my efforts and take my passion for helping people and ability to the next level.

Massage Therapy Benefits

* Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
* Stimulates the lymph system, the body’s natural defense against toxic invaders.
* Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
* Reduces spasms and cramping.
* Increases joint flexibility.
* Reduces recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
* Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
* Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
* Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort for patients with chronic low back pain.
* Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
* Provides exercise and stretching for the benefit of atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.