Physical Benefits of Massage

Many people consider massage a luxury, a "treat" or simply a way to relax and relieve stress. While this can be true, there are many more benefits that massage can provide for the body besides just relaxation. Massage can also:

  • Decrease edema (swelling)

  • Lessen inflammation

  • Loosen tight muscles

  • Relieve sore muscles

  • Increase range of motion and flexibility

  • Ease chronic pain and keep it from flaring up

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Decreases cortisol and adrenaline (stress hormones)

  • May help lower blood pressure

  • Can improve/fix posture

Mental Benefits of Massage

Mentally, Massage can also help with relaxation, and calming the body. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And 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

  • Improved sense of  calm

  • Reduced fatigue

  • Self care