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Benefits of Massage
and Bodywork

Massage Therapy, as a non-invasive, holistic approach to maintain the body's natural functions, is an essential component of the wellness continuum. Direct and indirect manipulation of the body supports general physical and emotional well-being. Massage Therapy promotes an extensive range of benefits which include:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Decreasing pain
  • Restoring balance in musculature
  • Decreasing muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Boosting immune function
  • Aiding the body's natural healing process
  • Decreasing stress

 

Benefits of massage as defined by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA):

  • Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

  • Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defense system, against toxic invaders.

  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin.

  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.

  • Reduces spasms and cramping.

  • Increases joint flexibility.

  • Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

  • Releases endorphins - the body's natural painkiller - and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

  • Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

  • Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

  • Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

  • Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.
 

Lisa's Healing Center

 

See also our MASSAGE THERAPIES page
and our Harmonic Body Tuning™ page for the range of modalities we offer
and the healing benefits of therapeutic massage and bodywork.