Benefits of Massage

The Benefits of Massage Therapy.

Massage is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues to promote health and well-being.  Consumers, medical professionals, athletes and wellness directors are experiencing and endorsing the benefits of massage in record numbers.  Just some of the proven effects include:

Relaxed muscle tissue
Improved range of motion
Reduced heart rate
Lowered blood pressure
Reduced pain
Increased blood circulation, lymph flow, and endorphin release
Enhanced body awareness
Peace of mind(Priceless!)

Massage is growing as one of the most popular alternative medical treatment used by Americans.  Many companies including fortune 500 companies and the Department of Justice are using seated massage to reduce absenteeism boost productivity and counter such ills as musculoskeletal problems and stress.  More sports teams are hiring massage therapists so their athletes can enjoy faster recovery from injury and relief of muscular soreness.  Massage goes hand in hand with Chiropractic care.  The chiropractor can more easily adjust your bones and your adjustment will hold longer if the muscles are relaxed before your adjustment.


The Path to wellness includes Massage.

As an adjunct to medical treatments, massage may help combat the pain and symptoms of many ailments and medical conditions including the following:

Arthritis
Auto accident injuries
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Circulatory problems,
Depression
Headaches
Insomnia
Myofascial pain
Sinusitis
Sports injuries
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)Whiplash

Massage may not be appropriate for individuals with conditions including inflammation of the veins, infectious diseases, and certain forms of cancer depending on the stage, some skin conditions and cardiac problems.  If you have one of these problems, please see your doctor before receiving a massage.  AMTA's Massage information center can provide additional sources, references and research data on the efficacy of therapeutic Massage.  Go to http://www.amtamassage.org/.

 

 

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