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A massage therapist’s trained and caring touch can have profound effects on your physical, mental, and emotional states: 

Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy:



Physically relaxes the body


Calms the nervous system


Lowers blood pressure


Reduces heart rate


Slows respiration


Loosens tight muscles


Stretches connective tissues


Improves skin tone


Increases blood and lymph circulation


Speeds the removal of metabolic waste


Increases red blood cell counts 


Relieves tired and aching muscles


Stimulates the release of endorphin's


Improves muscle tone


Relieves cramps and muscle spasms


Increases flexibility and range of motion


Promotes deeper more effective breathing


Speeds recovery from injuries and illness


Strengthens the immune system


Reduces swelling


Reduces scarring


Improves posture


Reduces tension headaches


Increases tissue metabolism


Decreases muscular deterioration




Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:



Reduces mental stress


                                   Promotes better sleep


Calms a bad temper


                                   Induces mental relaxation


Improves concentration




Emotional Benefits of Massage Therapy:



Reduces anxiety


Enhances self-image


Provides a feeling of well-being


Promotes greater creative expression



Massage Reduces The Effects of Stress 

Up to 90% of all visits to 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 on 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 

Muscles can become tight and ineffective for many reasons.  Stress, injury, poor circulation, overuse, and misuse, can all cause you pain and discomfort as well as restrict your normal range of motion.  When left unattended, these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality of your everyday life. 

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


Massage Increases Blood Circulation 

Like a sponge that is squeezed, a tight muscle cannot hold much fluid nor can it allow much fluid to pass through it.  This decreases the circulation of blood and increases the strain placed on the heart.  Among the obvious problems that this can cause, this can leave you feeling fatigued and sore, reducing your precious energy reserves. 

Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart, thus easing the strain on this vital organ.  This increase in circulation brings energy-producing nutrients and oxygen to the cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you feel listless and drained. 

In addition, massage therapy increases the body’s oxygen carrying red blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to the body’s cells.


Massage Decreases Chronic Pain 

Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain due to injuries or illness. 

Not only does massage therapy help to correct the conditions that cause chronic pain, but it also decreases chronic pain two other ways. 

The first is by the trained touch of a massage therapist activating 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 endorphin's (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 the 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 lifestyles. 


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 the nerves.  The 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 Sleep Better 

Tension caused by everyday stress can emotionally drain you, robbing you of the patience and stamina you need just to cope with day-to-day life as well as disrupting your sleep leaving you tired and irritable. 

Massage therapy relaxes tense muscles and calms the nervous system, causing the body’s rhythm to slow down.  As the body slows down, the blood pressure lowers, the heart rate settles, and the breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic, priming you for a perfect night’s sleep.

Massage Improves Skin Tone 

The sun, smog, poor diet, and the unstoppable aging process all contribute to the drying, wrinkling, and the general loss of the youthful characteristics of your skin. 

Massage therapy dilates the blood capillaries of the skin increasing the uptake of vital skin repairing nutrients and speeding the removal of harmful toxins.  This improved circulation helps to moisturize your skin improving skin texture and relieving dryness and itching.

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