the many benefits of massage

How can massage help you?

Yes, it is true!  Massage is a wonderful gift to give yourself and others.  The list of benefits is impressive, and massage can truly be an important ally in your overall health and wellness!

Research has shown that massage does the following:

  • Increases circulation
  • Softens connective tissue and fascia
  • Stretches muscle fibers
  • Decreases muscle tension, and thus pain
  • Calms the nervous system, promoting relaxation
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Rejuvenates your energy both physically and mentally
  • Helps to reduce post-exercise soreness
  • Improves the quality of your sleep
  • Can assist in reducing pain of some injuries and speed in their healing
  • Can help prevent injury by keeping the body “In-Sync”
  • Can help loosen and decrease the pain of restricted joints from injuries and/or arthritis
  • Decreases fluid retention from recent injury, surgery, or pregnancy
  • Can help relieve restrictions in muscles and connective tissue from everyday repetitive actions and stresses
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Decreases back pain
  • Increases flexibility
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lubricates the skin
  • Helps remove toxins from the body
  • Releases endorphins (natural chemicals produced by the body to decrease pain and promote well-being)

And it just plain feels good!