Benefits Of Massage
Massage therapy and neuromuscular therapy have a wide range of benefits,
from emotional and psychological levels to the actual physical benefits within the body.
When you receive massage therapy, you're body rejuvenates in many ways.
There's no denying the power of bodywork, regardless of the adjectives we assign to it, like pampering or indulgent.
Some of us seek it out as a luxurious treat or for stress and pain management.
Whatever the reason may be, massage therapy is a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Benefits of Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy
- helps alleviate pain
- enhances posture and alignment
- improves range of motion
- eases medication dependence
- enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body's natural defense system
- exercises & stretches weak, contracted, or atrophied muscles
- helps athletes of any level prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts
- improves the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin!
- increases joint flexibility
- reduces post surgery adhesions & swelling
- reduces fatigue by improving energy levels
- improves concentration
- promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
- pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
- helps reduce post surgical adhesions and swelling
- helps reduce spasms and cramping
- relaxes and softens injured, tired, & overused muscles
- relieves migraine pain
- releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as revitalizing and valuable as the more tangible, physical benefits. In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body with profound effects. Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can without a doubt help manage stress.
Massage & the Effects on Emotional/Psychological Wellness:
- enhances sleep quality
- assists with stress management
- reduces anxiety
- aids in managing depression
- increases mindfulness
- increases regulation of nervous system and regulatory systems
- increases emotional regulation
- increases energy
- aids in emotional connection to self and others
- assists in managing grief
- aids in releasing emotional muscle memories
- aids in rewriting old emotional patterns and scripts to help create new neural pathways in the brain by releasing old muscle/emotional habits