Massage Therapy has benefits far beyond the wonderful relaxation and stress relieving qualities for which is it most widely known. Scientific studies have also shown that massage therapy can :
  • Relieve headache pain and reduce the frequency of migraine attacks
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Decrease depression and anxiety
  • Relieve the pain of Fibromyalgia
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Bolster the immune system by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling

Be sure to let the therapist know of any conditions that you are dealing with, so that the massage can be tailored to most benefit you and your particular needs. Communication is the key to receiving not just a good massage, but a great massage! For more information on the benefits of therapeutic massage visit:
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • Touch Research Institute