Benefits of Massage Therapy
What are the benefits?
Physical (body) - relieve stress; promotes relaxation - relieves muscle tension and stiffness
- improves circulation of blood - alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
- reduces scar tissue - reduces pain, swelling, and muscle spasms - increases joint flexibility & range of motion - enhances athletic performance - promotes deeper and easier breathing - improves movement of lymph fluids - reduces blood pressure - improves posture - enhances the health and nourishment of skin - strengthens the immune system - treats musculoskeletal issues - rehabilitation post operation or injury - facilitates healing of strained muscles & ligaments Mental (mind) - fosters peace of mind - helps relieve mental stress - improves ability to respond to stress - enhances capacity for calm thinking & creativity Emotional (body & mind) - satisfies needs for caring, nurturing touch - fosters a feeling of well-being - reduces levels of anxiety - creates body awareness - increases awareness of mind-body connection