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Benefits of Massage

We’ve all thought it, heard it or said it before, “I need a massage” Once Considered pampering for the rich and famous, massage Therapy is now finding enormous popularity among Millions of Americans.

Massage therapy provides relief to people from all walks Of life. The weekend athlete, the home gardener, the over Stressed executive, secretaries, laborers, virtually any active person can feel a need for massage therapy.

Numerous research studies conducted in the United States, Europe, and Asia have documented that far beyond simply “feeling good,” massage therapy has an impressive range of physical, mental, and emotional benifits.

Massage Reduces the Effects of Stress

Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints such as headaches, backaches, neck pain, and eyestrain, poor concentration, anxiety disease, ulcers, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion.

Massage therapy has an amazing effect on your body’s nervous system. When you Body’s parasympathetic nervous system is active, it counteracts your negative response to stress, relaxing muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return to normal.

Massage therapy also helps you become more aware of your body and unconsciously held tension. As you become more aware of your body, you will begin to recognize tension as it builds during the day so that you can consciously release it before it can have a negative effect on your body.

Massage Relaxes Tense Muscles

Muscles can become tight and ineffective: for many reasons. Stress, injury, poor, circulation, overuse, and misuse, can all cause you pain and discomfort as well as restrict your normal range of motion. When left unattended, these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality of your everyday life.
Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles, and connective tissue, breaking down and preventing further formation of adhesions, freeing your range of motion and reducing the dangers of fibrosis.

Massage Increases Blood Circulation

Like a sponge that is squeezed, a tight muscle cannot hold much fluid nor can it allow much fluid to pass through it. This decreases your circulation of blood and increases the strain placed on your heart. Among the obvious Problems that this can cause, this can leave you feeling fatigued and sore, reducing tour precious energy reserves.

Massage therapy release contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart, thus easing the strain on this vital organ. This increase in circulation brings energy- producing nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you fell listless and drained. In addition, massage therapy increases your body’s oxygen carrying red blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to your body’s cells.

Massage Decreases Chronic Pain

Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain due to injuries or illness.

Massage therapy helps to decrease chronic pain in two ways. The first is that the trained touch of a massage therapist can activate nerve receptor signals along militated never fibers to temporarily block chronic pain signals form reaching the brain. The second is by the stimulated release of endorphins ( the body’s natural Painkiller) into the brain and nervous system to reduce your feeling of pain and discomfort without the use of unnatural drugs.

Massage Strengthens the Immune System

The lymphatic system is a major factor in your body’s battle to ward off infection and heal injuries. The lymphatic flow is usually very sluggish in most people and especially so in those that have less active lifestyles.

Massage therapy not only improvas the circulotion of blood and it’s vital nutiants, but also increases the circulation of lymph in your lymphatic system thus helping your body to fight off infection and speeding your recovery from injuries and illness.

“If you have a massage every week you will have 2/3 less illness.”

Massage Can Improve Nerve Function

Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling, numbness, Or pain.

Massage therapy relaxes these contracted muscles to relieve the compression on your nerves. Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles “wake up” bringing new awareness To areas that have felt “cut off” by chronic tension patterns.

Massage Helps You To Sleep Better

Tension caused by over day stress can emotionally drain you, robbing you of the patience and stamina you need just to cope with day-to-day life as well as disrupting you sleep leaving you tired and irritable.

Massage therapy relaxes your tense muscles and calms your nervous system, causing your body’s rhythm to slow down. As your body slows down, your blood pressure lowers, your heart rate settles, and your breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic, priming you for a perfect night s sleep.

Massage Improves Skin Tone

The sun, smog, poor diet, the unstoppable aging process all contribute to the drying, wrinkling, and the general loss of the youthful characteristics of your skin.

Massage therapy dilates the blood capillaries of this skin increasing the uptake of vital skin repairing nutrients and speeding the removal of harmful toxins, improving skin texture and relieving dryness and itching.