The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Most people are aware that massage can promote relaxation, reduce stress and ease muscle tension, but research shows those are just some of the benefits of therapeutic massage. Others include:

Increases blood circulation and reduces blood pressure
Promotes easier, deeper breathing and amore restful sleep
Stimulates the body's immune system
Increases flexibility and joint range of motion
Releases endorphins, the bodies natural pain killer
Enhances athletic performance
Reduces muscle spasms and cramps
Alleviates the symptoms of PMS
Speeds recovery from exercise and injury
Releases tension headaches and decreases anxiety levels
Improves test performance
Fosters a relaxed state of mental alertness,
a sense of well-being, and an increased awareness of the body-mind connection

Massage has also been shown to be a helpful compliment to treatment for fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal-tunnel syndrome and as a complement to many pain-management programs.

*There are some conditions for which massage is not recommended. Your therapist will ask you about your specific health conditions so that an informed decision can be made about whether or not a particular therapy is right for you.