Saturday, July 21, 2007

What can a massage do for me?

Benefits of Massage
Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
Decreases inflammation
Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident or sports-related)
Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Improves circulation
Improves and strengthens immune system
Relieves musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
Relieves pregnancy discomforts
Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall feeling of well-being
Increases body awareness
Massage Therapy and Health Conditions
Aside from being very effective in relieving stress, there is much scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions, including:
Anxiety and depression
Back Pain
Chronic and acute pain
Circulatory problems
Digestive disorders
Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Sports injuries
Parkins Disease
Sleep disorders
How Massage Works
Massage therapists will use a variety of techniques to promote healing and relaxation, as well as to promote greater flexibility and range of motion. When a specific muscle group is injured or contracted, other muscles surrounding the affected area also brace in response to the injury or contraction. Massage helps to improve blood circulation, decrease pain and inflammation, helps to relax the muscles, and makes you feel better

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