BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Throughout thousands of years and a multitude of cultures, people have used massage therapy for communication, relieving pain and discomfort, healing, protecting, and improving ones overall health. Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine, promoted the idea that the body is capable of healing itself. This original holistic method included exercise, fresh air, diet, cleanliness and most importantly, massage. Through Massage Therapy, individuals receive so much more than a hour break from life. The unseen effects of regularly scheduled massages are fundamental to every individuals quality of life. Massage therapy clients find themselves relaxed and at peace with their busy lives for days to come. Through this process, muscles and tendons are loosened, increasing the flow of blood and circulation. Increased circulation is important for pain management and reduction of fatigue in the body. Through working out problematic areas in the body such as shoulder stiffness or lower back pain, your massage therapist can help you feel pain free, rested and less worn out throughout your days. Another important eliminate to circulation and manual manipulation of muscles and tendons is increased flexibility, this will help clients move freely like they did 20 years ago as well as other benefits such as improved posture, and balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Massage Therapy can also aid in the reduction of post-surgery and post-injury swelling, scar tissue reduction, and shorted healing process. Massage therapy is also a great way to keep your immune system healthy and strong- through soft tissue and lymph node simulation your body can release toxins stored up in your blood and lymphatic system. During your massage therapy session, endorphins are being released to promote happy and peaceful feelings that aid in alleviating depression and anxiety. Probably the most beneficial effect of massage therapy is improved sleep, as you lay relaxed, loosened and pain free clients experience restful nights of sleep that help in keeping the longevity of all of these mentioned benefits.