Theraputic Massage Benefits
there is no denying the power of
bodywork. Regardless of the
adjectives we assign to it
(pampering, rejuvenating,
theraputic) or the reasons we seek
it out ( a luxurious treat, stress
relief, pain management),
massage therapy can be a
powerful ally in your healthcare
regimen.

The incredible benefits of massage
are doubly powerfull if taken in
regular "doses". Professionals at
the Touch Research Institute at the
University of Miami explain the
more massage you get,
the Greater the benefits you reap. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress
related. In addition nothing ages us faster, internally and externally than high amounts of stress.
While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast paced world may be idealistic, we
understand that it is an unrealistic goal. However massage can without a doubt help
decrease
anxiety, enhance sleep quality, give you greater energy, improve concentration,
increase circulation, and reduce fatigue
.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage.
The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more
tangible physical benefits.
A Powerful Ally

Profound Effects

In Response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout
the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less
stiffness and pain

Asthmatic children show better pulmonary
function and increased peak air flow.

Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching,
and anxiety.

High blood preassure patients demon strate
lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and
stress hormones.

Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have
decreased water retention and cramping.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch which ranges from treating
chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern
lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and
massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many
hospitals are also incorporating on site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post
surgery pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Increase the Benefits with frequent Visits

Here's the beauty of bodywork, its
benefits are compounded when
massage is utilized as a frequent
therapy. The more you get the more
effective the treatment becomes.
Taking part in this form of regularly
scheduled self care can play a huge
part in how healthy you'll be and
how youthful you remain wiht each
passing year. Budgeting time and
money for bodywork at consistent
intervals is truly an investment in
your health. Remember just
because massage can some times
feel like pampering it does not
mean it is any less theraputic.
Consider massage appointments a
necessary piece of your health and
wellness plan, and work with your
practitioner to establish a treatment
schedule that best meets your
needs.
Why Massage?
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for
all of the conditions listed below and more.

Massage can:
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

Assist with shorter, easer labor for expectant mothers and shorten
maternity hospital stays.

Ease medication dependence.

Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the bodies natural defense
system.

Exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles.

Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous
workouts.

Improve the condition of the body's largest organ-the skin.

Increase joint flexibility.

Lessen depression and anxiety.

Promote Tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

Pump oxygen and nutrientsinto tissues and vital organs, improving
circulation.

Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.

Reduce spasms and cramping.

Relax and soften ingured, tired and overused muscles.

Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body's natural
painkiller.

Relieve migraine pain.