What is Massage Therapy?
Massage provides relief to all ages and walks of life.
Stress, anxiety, depression, and other health problems can be improved by the power of touch...one of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care used to ease pain and anxiety and to promote good health. Also, it is beneficial to people who have special challenges like serious debilitating injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, MS or fibromyalgia.
How does Massage work ?
A gentle massage affects the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals. Endorphins induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, to relieve pain and reduce stress chemicals such as cortisol. A massage also helps reverse the damaging effects of stress by slowing the heart rate, respiration and lowering high blood pressure. Strong massages stimulate blood circulation to improve oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and help the lymphatic system to flush away waste products. It also eases tense, knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility.
What are some of the main benefits of Massage?
- Induces deep relaxation
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Relieves muscle tension, spasms and stiffness
- Boosts immune system
- Relieves migraines, tension-related or eye strain headache
- Improves posture
- Reduces swelling and formation of scar tissue
Mental and Emotional Benefits
- Improves alertness
- Calms mental stress
- Increases clearer thinking
- Reduces memory loss
- Gives feeling of well-being
- Reduces levels of anxiety
- Increases awareness of your body
- Enhances your self image