Benefits of Massage

Scientific Research Article

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage (Source: AMTA)

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Rehabilitation post operative
  • Rehabilitation after injury

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy (Source: AMTA)

  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertnes
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Emotional Benefits
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection