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Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues.

Massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's 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 nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

  

When should I not get a massage?

If you have any of these conditions, you should not come in for a massage:

  • fever
  • uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • blood clots
  • infectious/contagious diseases
  • burns, sunburns, or open sores (area may be avoided)
  • vertigo
  • phlebitis
  • uncontrolled diabetes
  • acute infection of joint or skin (area may be avoided)

*Many other conditions require caution by your massage therapist. Please be thorough when filling out your health history!

 

 

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