Massage Therapy

Massage Reduces the Effects of Stress

Up to 90% of all visits primary care physicians are for stress related complaints such as headaches, backaches, neck pain, eyestrain, poor concentration, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, high blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, as well as, physical and emotional exhaustion.

Massage therapy has an amazing effect of your body’s nervous system. When massage therapy activates your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, it counteracts your body’s negative response to stress, relaxing muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return to normal.

Massage therapy also helps you become more aware of your body and your unconsciously held tension. As you become more aware of your body, you will begin to recognize tension as it builds during the day so that you can consciously release it before it can have a negative effect on your body.

Massage Relaxes Tense Muscles

Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles, and connective tissue, break down and preventing further formation of adhesion, freeing your range of motion and reducing the dangers of fibrosis.

Massage Decreases Chronic Pain

Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain to injuries or illness.
Not only does massage therapy help to correct the conditions that cause chronic pain, but it also acts in two ways to decrease the actual pain itself.

The first is by the trained touch of a massage therapist activation nerve receptor signals along myelinated nerve fibers to temporarily block chronic pain signals from reaching the brain. The second is by the stimulated release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller) into the brain and nervous system to reduce your feelings of pain and discomfort without the use of unnatural drugs.

Massage Strengthens the Immune System

The lymphatic system is a major factor in your body’s battle to ward off infection and heal injuries. The lymphatic flow is usually very sluggish in most people and especially so in those that have less active life styles.

Massage therapy not only improves the circulation of blood and its vital nutrients, but also increases the circulation of lymph in your lymphatic system thus helping your body to fight off infection and speeding your recovery from injuries and illness.

Massage Can Improve Nerve Function

Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling, numbness, or pain. Massage therapy relaxes these contracted muscles to relieve the compression on your nerves. Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles wake up bringing new awareness to areas that have felt cut off by chronic tension patterns.

Massage Helps You to Sleep Better

Massage therapy relaxes tense muscles and calms the nervous system. When this happens, your blood pressure lowers, your heart rate settles, and your breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic. You will be ready for a perfect night sleep.