Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help treat specific conditions as well as the body as whole and promoting general body awareness. The therapeutic effects of massage therapy can benefit men, women of all ages – infants to the elderly. It can cause relief and even recovery from a wide variety of acute and mild conditions. Massage therapy can aid in restoring normal function to soft tissues in the body.

Effects on the Body

Circulatory System

Massage increases the amount of blood flow to all parts of the body therefore improving the supply of nutrients to all parts of the body and promoting the elimination of bodily wastes.

Muscular System

Massage reduces muscular tension, which aids the body in healing from injury, helping in improving and maintaining proper body posture. Massage helps in maintaining muscle tone and flexibility, which in turn aids in preventing repetitive strain injuries from occurring. Massage of stomach muscles and intestines aids in digestion.

Nervous System

Massage therapy relieves tension, promotes relaxation and relieves pain.

Respiratory System

Massage can help increase deep breathing. Massage in beneficial for people suffering from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis and many others.

Overall Wellness

Most importantly massage promotes relaxation and improves body awareness.

Everyone can benefit From Massage Therapy Especially People With:

  • Physically demanding jobs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Joint stiffness
  • Partially disabled
  • Athletes
  • Concerns about their health and well being
  • New mothers, pre and post natal
  • Infants and children of all ages
  • Receiving palliative care