Massage induces deep relaxation,
thus reducing the damaging effects of stress and anxiety. The heart
rate, respiration, metabolism
and blood pressure are lowered.
Massage releases endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel
good’ chemicals that produce a feeling of well-being and relieve
pain. Conversely, the levels of the stress-inducing chemicals of
cortisol and noradrenaline are reduced.
Massage relieves muscle tension, spasm
Massage can relieve entrapment of
nerves in muscle tissue.
Massage provides greater joint flexibility and increases
range of motion, increasing ease and efficiency of movement.
Massage increases the circulation of blood
and lymph fluids. Increased
blood circulation within the body improves the supply of oxygen and
nutrients to body tissues. Increased lymphatic flow speeds up the
removal of waste products.
Massage relieves tension-related,
or eye strain, headaches.
Massage improves posture.
Massage provides faster healing time from
pulled muscles and sprained ligaments.
Massage reduces pain, swelling and
formation of scar tissue following an injury.
Massage enhances athletic performance,
and can treat related injuries.
Massage speeds up recovery time from
strenuous physical exertion.
Massage strengthens the immune system.
Massage can speed up recovery time after
an injury or operation.
Massage satisfies the need for caring,
Massage helps stabilize the spine,
thus increasing the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Massage promotes well-nourished and