History & Benefits of Massage

For thousands of years, massage has been studied and practiced across the world as one of the most effective and relaxing means of maintaining health and well-being.  Today, therapeutic massage is still one of the most beneficial ways to relax, rejuvenate, heal, and bring oneself back to a place of peace and tranquility.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related, and perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Even in your daily life, you've probably noticed that you feel less healthy when you are more stressed.  Just think about how this "unhealthy" feeling can build up day after day, and you can get an idea of how damaged our bodies can become from having long periods of unrelieved stress.  Massage is known to be an effective tool for managing stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help address a number of health issues and assist in providing relief in concert with medical programs of treatment, such as:

  • Alleviating low-back pain and improving range of motion

  • Assisting with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shortening hospital stays

  • Easing medication dependence

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

  • Exercising and stretching weak, tight, or atrophied muscles

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

  • Improving the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin

  • Increasing joint flexibility

  • Lessening depression and anxiety

  • Promoting tissue regeneration

  • Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation

  • Reducing postsurgery adhesions and swelling

  • Reducing spasms and cramping

  • Relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles

  • Releasing endorphins—molecules that work as the body's natural painkiller

  • Relieving migraine pain

  • Reducing blood pressure

With these healing benefits, a massage may be just what you need.