Massage has many benefits besides the well known fact that it can be extremely relaxing. Massage also benefits the functions of our heart, blood, lungs, muscles, nerves, digestive system and our skin.
- Massage increases the flow of blood, distributing more nutrients to all the organs.
- Massage stimulates the lymphatic system, responsible for eliminating wastes and toxins from the tissues. It eliminates fluid retention, reduces illness and enhances immunity and well being.
- Massage maintains and stimulates muscle tone, keeps the body supple and breaks down fatty tissue.
- The skin benefits by improved blood supply, stimulation of sweat glands, lubrication, and improved color and texture.
- Massage soothes or stimulates the nervous system, making one feel relaxed or energized.
- It is excellent for reducing stress, restoring and maintaining health and vitality.
It’s not all mechanical
Massage is more than the mechanics of pressing, pulling and pushing on muscles. It’s an art form. Not everyone is skilled at sensing the correct amount of pressure and sequence of touch necessary to relieve a fatigued body let alone a person in chronic pain. Massage therapy requires mutual trust between client and therapist. Understanding boundaries and how much a client is able to let go of dysfunctional muscular patterns improves as the client/therapist agreement grows.
View our massage services page to decide which massage technique meets your needs.