The benefits of massage are many, on not only the physical level, but the emotional and spiritual, as well.
Massage is much more than just something to do to feel good. While it’s true that massage DOES feel good – in fact it should feel great! – there are many more reasons than that to make an appointment.
Many of my clients refer to their sessions as “preventative”, realizing that there are many health benefits associated with receiving massage on a regular basis. They also report that it helps to keep them more limber and flexible, and they have more freedom of movement.
If you have a stressful job and/or life, you owe it to yourself to get regular massages. Stress has been identified as one of the major causes of disease, and it is one that is within your control to manage. Massage for stress relief will be one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself.
Aside from stress relief, I think that one of the important aspects of receiving massage is to experience nurturing touch. There are studies that have been done by the Touch Research Institute showing the importance of human touch.
Do you have various muscle aches and pains? A chronic injury? Or just need some time out for yourself? Massage can help.
There are a number of ways in which massage and bodywork may be able to help you. Here are some of the possible benefits of massage therapy:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Alleviate general aches and pains
- Improve range of motion
- Increase mental clarity
- Relieve low-back pain
- Relieve stiff neck and shoulders
- Relieve tension headaches
- Alleviate chronic pain
- Improve overall health
- Increase circulation
- Improve muscle and skin tone
- Relieve itchy, dry skin
- Enhance breathing
- Speed recovery of injuries and surgeries
- Release muscle spasms that cause pain or tingling
- Alleviate insomnia
- Improve digestion
- Relieve depression and anxiety
- Reduce pain from cancer treatments
- Reduce pain after surgery
- Aid in recovery from addiction, eating disorders, trauma, abuse
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