Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. 

  • Improves localized circulation

  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.

  • Reduces spasms and cramping.

  • Increases joint flexibility.

  • Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

  • Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

  • Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

  • Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

  • Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

  • Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.

The information above is quoted from:

Publications and Research made available through The American Massage Therapy Association

For more information regarding the benefits of massage:

www.massagetherapy.com (sponsored by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals)

www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082

www.oprah.com/health/The-Health-Benefits-of-Massage

www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits