What are the benefits of Massage therapy?

 

  • Therapeutic massage is beneficial to maintain the health of joints and soft tissue to improve muscle function.  Massage therapy is a natural remedy that helps to relieve headaches and enhance the healing of injuries in order to assist a persons return to normal daily activities.  Along with these benefits this type of treatment approach helps to relieve pain, ease stress and anxiety.
     
  • Massage therapy stimulates circulation which improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissue.  It also increases lymphatic circulation which in turn will cleanse, detoxify and improve system function.  This can also result with improvement in sleep patterns.
     
  • If massage is employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, treatment can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning which happens over time.
     
  • Most people who have experienced massage therapy often have feelings of great relaxation and rejuvenation, pain relief, stress reduction, increased energy and vitality, and an ability to achieve a more restful sleep.
     
  • Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

 

 

Conditions often treated with Massage Therapy:

• Muscle spasms
• Sprains and strains
• Sports, work, and motor vehicle injuries
• Repetitive strain injury
• Back and neck pain
• Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
• Headaches and migraines
• Circulatory and respiratory problems
• Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
• Pregnancy discomfort
• Stress relief
• Improving Wellness

 

The purpose is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.   (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)