Benefits of Massage

Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy:


  • Increases circulation, boosting the flow of oxygen and energy-producing nutrients to your cells.
  • Speeds elimination of metabolic waste and excess fluids from congested tissues, and reduces inflammation. 
  • Drains build-up of lactic acids caused by vigorous exercise.
  • Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and fatigue.
  • Decreases muscle pain by releasing endorphins, your body’s natural pain reducers.
  • Reduces muscle spasms.
  • Speeds healing of pulled muscle tissues and strained ligaments.
  • Increases joint flexibility and efficiency of movement by releasing tight muscles and stimulating the production of natural joint lubrication.
  • Relieves tension-related headaches and eye strains.
  • Calms the central nervous system.
  • Balances and improves incorrect posture by releasing restrictions in muscles, joints and connective tissues.
  • Assists in strengthening the immune system for disease prevention by relieving stress and increasing lymph flow.
  • Facilitates better circulation to internal organs.   
  • Treats secondary pain that can outlast the original cause (ie: headaches from eyestrain; low back pain from pregnancy). 

 

Emotional and Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:


  • Reduces effects of stress and anxiety, preventing burn-out and stress related diseases.
  • Increases capacity for clearer thinking, alertness and ability to focus.
  • Provides a relaxed state of awareness of mind-body connection and a sense of being unified and in harmony.
  • Enhances self-image.
  • Because of the stress reduction effects of massage, it is an excellent supportive therapy for people in psychological counseling or treatment for addictions.

 

Massage as a Complement to Chiropractic Care:


  • Together with chiropractic care, massage facilitates the body’s natural healing process by keeping the body in proper alignment and ensuring a free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of fluids.
  • Releases muscles and tendons to help prevent and correct subluxations of the vertebrae. 
  • Before a chiropractic treatment, massage warms, loosens and prepares the muscle tissues for an easier adjustment.
  • After a chiropractic treatment, massage soothes and relaxes the muscles, allowing the adjustment to hold longer.