The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy dates back more than 3,000 years ago and was used in ancient Chinese, Hindu, and Egyptian cultures for a variety of problems.

massageverticalMany people today have discovered the numerous healing benefits of massage. Massage therapy is not only a standard part of many physical rehabilitation programs, but it is also proven to help many chronic conditions including arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetics, premenstrual syndrome,and depression.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, stress and tension can wear down your immune system, leading to chronic diseases and illness. Massage therapy helps relieve the tension, allowing you to live a healthier life.

Below is a sample of some client’s experience with massage therapy. See the AMTA for more research on the benefits of massage therapy.

  • Minimize low-back pain and improve movement, especially when caused by injury.
  • Enhance immune system functioning by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts or injuries.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Improve circulation by increasing the amount of oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s vital organs.
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.