Benefits of Massage Therapy

History MassageWhat exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments?

Massage therapy in persons of all age can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the conditions of the skin, the body’s largest detoxifying organ.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Improve emotional balance and the feeling of well-being.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Improve circulation by Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs,.
  • Reduce after-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve tension in the neck and shoulders that cause headache and migraine pain.
  • Improve mental clarity by eliminating toxins (such as lactic acid) from the body

Massage Therapy in Children

Studies have shown that the benefits of massage therapy in children are numerous.  A few benefits of massage in children are:

  • Improves circulation
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Improves Respiration,
  • Improves digestion and elimination,
  • Promotes a sense of comfort
  • Relieves anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Decreases hyperactivity
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