Benefits Of Massage
  • MASSAGE HELPS:
  •        ENHANCE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM!
  •          ALLEVIATE DEPRESSION!
  •              RELIEVE STRESS!
  •                 AND HELP CIRCULATION!
  • RELIEVES STRESS! (did I say this before?)
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Improves and corrects range-of-motion for many joints - neck, shoulders, back, legs, fingers, and toes, etc.
  • Improves circulation (especially important for diabetics or people who cannot exercise much)
  • Helps alleviate stress, worry, anger, and other negative feelings
  • Helps with lymph circulation and helps improve the immune system
  • Relieves headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, and pain in joints and muscles
  • Helps alleviate digestive disorders associated with stress and constipation
  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Helps with pain management


Circulation
Massage dilates the blood vessels, thus improving circulation.

Relaxation
Massage relaxes muscle contractions, spasms, and relieves general body tensions.

Lymph
Massage acts as a "mechanical cleanser" pushing along lymphatic fluids and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris. Excellent for pre- and post-surgery.

Heart
Massage compensates in part for lack of exercise and muscular contraction in persons who, because of injury, illness, or age, are forced to remain inactive.  Massage helps return venous blood to the heart and so eases the strain on this vital organ.

Nervous System Balancing
Massage may have a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system, depending upon the type and length of the massage treatment given.

Old Injuries
Transverse massage separates muscle fibers, undoing and preventing the formations of adhesions and trigger points.  (Note:  sometimes this type of massage can be a tad uncomfortable while it is going on.)

Nutrition
Massage improves the general circulation and nutrition of tissues.  It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between blood and tissue cells heightening tissue metabolism.

Maintain Health
Massage increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluid and nitrogen, inorganic phosphorous, and salt in normally healthy individuals.

Bone Fractures
Massage encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulphur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from bone fractures. It also helps circulation which brings nutrition to the injured area to help it heal. Work is not done directly on the injury.

Connective Tissues
Massage stretches connective tissues and improves the circulation and the nutrition going to the area; it also breaks down and/or prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.

Joints
Massage improves circulation and the nutrition to joints and hastens the elimination of harmful particles.  It helps reduce inflammation and swelling in joints and thus helps in alleviating pain.

Injury/Recovery
Massage disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, reduces pain, brings nutrition to damaged tissues, and helps facilitate movement.

Musculature Support
Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to the load of toxic lactic acid which is produced through voluntary muscle contraction (i.e.., workouts).  Massage helps to overcome harmful muscle fatigue that results from strenuous exercise or injury.