Benefits of Massage

Life is short; it should be enjoyed to the fullest! Your health is extremely important- physical, mental, and emotional. Massage provides you with much more than just a relaxing experience.

Massage:

  • stimulates lymph flow (the body’s natural defense system)
  • releases endorphins (amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller)
  • improves circulation by increasing oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • reduces stress (which is believed by many to be the main cause of disease)
  • improves energy
  • improves concentration
  • improves sleep quality
  • improves range of motion
  • improves flexibility
  • helps alleviate pain
  • improves mood
  • relieves headaches
  • reduces spasms and cramping
  • increases joint flexibility
  • reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema

The incredible benefits of massage are even more powerful when massage is received regularly. I recommend at least once a month, if not more.

To read more about the benefits (and contraindications) of massage therapy, visit the Mayo Clinic’s page about massage.