What are the Benefits of Massage?

The list of benefits from massage is growing every month.  There is more and more research proving the benefits of touch in a therapeutic massage setting.  

Here, we have collected some of the lists:

 

In Short:

Massage relieves stress in all forms-physical, mental and emotional.  Massage creates a sense of calm and wellbeing by reducing our heart rate, yet improves circulation, which helps people sleep better, breathe deeper and focus clearer.  For athletes, massage helps them recover quicker and prevents injury with regular massage session.  In short, massage rocks.

 

From Massagetherapy.com, see the entire list here

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingcirculation.

  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

 

From Mayoclinic.com, see this entire article here

"... some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Paresthesias and nerve pain

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain"

 

From Noel Veach's article on examiner.com

"Massage Fun Facts"  

Read the entire article here.

  • Did you know that there are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin? 3,000 in a finger tip.

  • Did you know that healthy touch of any kind can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure?

  • Did you know that Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy?

Check out these articles on Massage

by Laura Tarkan for foxnews.com

by Camille Noe Pagan for oprah.com

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Benefits of Massage

  • Improves local circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Promotes positive mood
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Maintains flexibility
  • Reduces pain
  • Assists in eliminating wastes
  • Maintains healthy skin
  • Improves nutrient supply to body
  • Relieves stiff joints

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