Beside the fact that it simply feels good, these are some of the documented effects of treatment by an experienced and gifted Therapist:
Massage Therapy recharges and renews the body, increasing flexibility and range of motion.
Speeds up the body's recovery process by helping to eliminate lactic acid and waste matter from muscles.
Reduces muscle soreness, stiffness, cramps and pain.
Reduces the risk of injury.
Improves muscle tone.
Manages both acute and chronic injuries, especially when modalities like Trigger Point Therapy and Cranial-Sacral Unwinding are used.
Eliminates or prevents muscle adhesions resulting from injury.
Increases blood circulation and lymph flow.
Enhances the body's innate healing abilities.
Regular massage sessions can help people develop an increased sense of self-awareness by focusing on areas where stress and tension are chronically held. This awareness, in tandem with regular massage treatments, can assist in facilitating continued, profound healing, not just physically, but on many deeper levels.
Therapeutic Massage helps to:
Dilate the blood vessels: Massage helps dilate blood vessels, which in turn increases the supply of fresh nutrients to the tissues, eliminating metabolic wastes from the body.
Return blood back toward the heart: Massage acts to promote the venous return of blood back toward the heart. This is particularly important for enhancing proper circulation within the extremities.
Drain sluggish lymph material: Massage acts as a mechanical cleanser, helping to drain sluggish lymph material. Good lymphatic circulation is very important for ridding the body of toxic materials.
Improve muscle tone: Massage improves muscle tone by mechanically stimulating inherent reflexes found within muscle fibers. This is particularly important to those who do not obtain adequate daily exercise due to a sedentary lifestyle or long periods of convalescence.
Prevent adhesions:Transverse massage strokes help prevent adhesions from forming in between muscle fibers by stretching the connective tissue or fascia which surrounds and supports the body's musculature.
Reduce stiffness and swelling: Massage helps lessen stiffness and swelling due to joint injuries.