Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is everywhere! State licensed therapists can be found working out of gyms, hair salons, chiropractic offices, spas, alongside physical therapists, and in their own private practices. They are set up at sporting events and in airports, yoga studios and hospitals, shopping malls and destination vacations. People from all walks of life are trying massage therapy and liking it! Some are seeking a way to relax from the stress and pressure of our fast-paced world. Others are looking for help or relief from a wide range of physical issues. Massage therapy has blossomed into a multi-faceted modality, where therapists may specialize in a specific type of bodywork or may blend together several different types that can be adjusted to address clients’ individual needs.
The advantages of massage therapy are well documented and include a wide range of benefits. Just the atmosphere of a massage room itself – a warm table, quiet music, pleasant aromas – can help promote relaxation. But the benefits go far beyond an enjoyable, calming experience. Receiving massage regularly can help alleviate the long-term effects of stress, such as headaches, tension, muscle aches, and chronic pain. Massage can promote a relaxed state of mental alertness, as well as enhancing the capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
Research has indicated that therapeutic massage may help to strengthen our immune system, lower blood pressure, flush lactic acid from the muscles, and aid in rehabilitation after surgery or injury.
Many people who suffer with arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, or other chronic pain conditions often find significant relief through massage therapy. It can aid in promoting improved posture, greater joint flexibility and range of motion, and improved sleep.
Massage enhances the health and nourishment of the skin. Gentle massaging of the skin may help to stimulate better circulation of the blood.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specific technique that can be used in conjunction with other treatments and modalities to aid in the movement of lymphatic fluids.
Massage can be a delightful way to end a stressful day or week, to reward yourself (or someone in your life) when you’ve reached a goal or milestone, or to simply “zone out” for an hour or so. It can be an invaluable tool when dealing with tight muscles, chronic pain, injuries, and rehabilitation. Search for a pleasant, professional, well-qualified therapist who understands your goals and particular needs. Then be prepared to relax and enjoy!
Research has verified that:
- Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren’t massaged
- Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients
- Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage
- Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren’t
- Autistic children showed less erratic behavior after massage therapy
Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:
- Helps relieve stress and aids in relaxation
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
- Fosters faster 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; Treats injuries caused during sport of work
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
- May help reduce blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
- Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin
- Improves posture
- Strengthens the immune system
- Treats musculoskeletal problems
- Rehabilitation post operative
- Rehabilitation after injury
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 caring, nurturing touch
- Fosters a feeling of well-being
- Reduces levels of anxiety
- Creates body awareness
- Increases awareness of mind-body connection
We are happy to be offering massage services with our Licensed Massage Therapist, Cindy Miller.
Personal Massage Therapy Services are offered based on the following:
- 15 minutes $30
- 30 Minutes $50
- 60 minutes $70
- 90 minutes $90
- Aromatherapy (add-on) $5