Massage therapy benefits each body system including:
- Circulatory System (Blood)
- Endocrine System (Hormones)
- Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System
- Integumentary System (Skin)
- Lymphatic System (Immunity)
- Muscular System (Muscles)
- Nervous System (Nerves, Brain)
- Reproductive System (Sex organs)
- Respiratory System (Lungs)
- Skeletal System (Bones)
- Urinary System (Kidneys, Bladder)
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety,
- Enhanced sleep quality,
- Greater energy,
- Improved concentration,
- Increased circulation,
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues.
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce muscle spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural pain killer.
- Relieve migraine pain.
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