massage

 

When it comes to Massage Therapy the research and scientifically proven health benefits are well documented:

  • Neck Pain 10 neck massages over 10 weeks – 55% improvement in chronic neck pain 2009 Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Stress 2010 study from Sweden – one 80 minute hand and foot massage significantly lowered people’s heart rates, cortisol levels and insulin levels – all of which help lower stress
  • Depression A 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found massage levels hormone levels, heart rate and blood pressure and boost mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and Serotonin
  • High Blood Pressure A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that after people with abnormal blood pressure had a decrease of 10.4 points in systolic and 6.3 points in diastolic
  • Low Back Pain A 2009 meta-Analysis in Spine found that common massage techniques can help you relax and trigger an endorphin release that raises your threshold for pain

 

Benefits Of Massage:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins-amino acids that work as body’s natural painkiller
  • Increase joint flefibility
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Lessen depresion and anxiety
  • Relieve migrane pain