Benefits of Massage

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

BodyTreatment

 

•  Assists in recuperation and promotes natural healing abilities
•  Enhances relaxation and reduces stress; balances nervous system
•  Helps reducing muscle tension and balancing muscle tone
•  Relieves stiffness and muscle spasms; enhances faster detoxification
•  Facilitates better digestion and metabolism
•  Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
•  Facilitates faster healing from injuries and surgery
•  Reduces pain and swelling; helps to heal excessive scar tissues
•  Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
•  Facilitates nourishment of the joints and connective tissues
•  Enhances athletic performance; treats sport or work injuries
•  Improves circulation of blood, lymph and other fluids
•  Reduces blood pressure and balances heart rate
•  Helps relieving headaches and facial tension; might improve sleep
•  Facilitates better posture
•  Alleviates lower back pain and improves range of motion
•  Releases shoulder and neck tension
•  Helps strengthening the immune system
•  Enhances healthy condition of the tissues and nourishes skin

Psychological Benefits of Massage Therapy

•  Facilitates overall sense of well-being
•  Promotes peaceful state of mind and relaxed alertness
•  Creates conditions for calm thinking and creativity
•  Restores emotional balance and positive attitude
•  Satisfies needs for nurturing touch and caring presence
•  Facilitates body awareness and mind-body integration

Before your first session it might be very good to talk with your therapist about desired outcomes and expectations you have. Together with your health information this will be a vital part of the intervention.

Types of Massage