Written by Angela Pidgeon

Why Massage Therapy?

Massage is a form of maintenance for our bodies.  It can help us heal and maintain our overall wellness.  It should not be looked at as a luxury, but as a form of care for ourselves.  Massage can have many benefits.

A few benefits of massage include:

  • De-stressing,
  • Releases tight muscles,
  • Lowers blood pressure,
  • Increases circulation, and releases endorphins.

Experts estimate that upwards of 90% 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. Frequent massage can decrease anxiety, enhance sleep quality, provide more energy, increase circulation and reduce fatigue.

Massage can also help:

  • Alleviate low back pain
  • Improve range of motion,
  • Increase joint flexibility and
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks 

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body with profound effects.  Research shows that with massage arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain, blood pressure is lowered, PMS sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping. With frequent therapy - the benefits of massage are compounded.  The more you receive, the more you benefit.  Taking part in a regularly-scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year.  Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.  Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your massage therapist to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

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