Massage Benefits
Massage Benefits

Massage Benefits

Massage
We all know that massage feels good and is a great way to relax, but massage goes way beyond that.  Take a look below for just a few of these benefits, as well as some fun facts.

 

“Massage is to the human body what a tune-up is to a car”
-Chicago Tribune

 

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Alleviate low-back pain.
  • Improve range of motion and joint flexibility
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
  • and MANY more!

Fun Facts About Massage

  • A one hour massage equates to 7-8 hours of sleep on the body
  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin – 3,000 in a finger tip
  • Muscles are made up of bundles from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscles
  • Touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and may be the last to fade
  • Massage therapy is the third most commonly used form of alternative medicine in the US
  • Experts estimate that stress is responsible for 80-90% of disease
  • Office workers massaged regularly are more alert, perform better and are less stressed than those who aren’t massaged