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Benefits of Massage

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic  Massage:
- Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Fosters healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments;
—-reduces pain and swelling;
—-reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Enhances athletic performance
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Improves circulation of blood and movement
of lymph fluids
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension-related headaches
- Helps relieve effects of eye strain
- Enhances the health and nourishment of ski
- Strengthens the immune system

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:

- Fosters peace of mind
- Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Helps relieve mental stress
- Improves ability to monitor stress signals
and respond appropriately
- Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
- Satisfies needs for calm thinking and creativity
- Satisfies needs for caring – nurturing touch
- Fosters a feeling of well-being
- Reduces levels of anxiety
- Increases awareness of mind-body connection

Medical Conditions that may Benefit from Massage:

- Allergies
- Anxiety and stress
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
- Asthma and bronchitis
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Chronic and temporary pain
- Circulatory problems
- Depression
- Digestive disorders, including spastic colon,
constipation and diarrhea
- Headache, especially when due to muscle tension
- Insomnia
- Myofascial pain (a condition of the tissue
connecting the muscles)
- Reduced range of motion
- Sinusitis
- Sports injuries, including pulled or strained muscles
and sprained ligaments
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

Note: All information on benefits are  from the American Massage Therapy Association,