Not merely a luxury, massage therapy delivers measurable, medical results, including:

  • Alleviate Pain: acute and chronic pain, including low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches and more. If you suffer from conditions such as migraines, sciatica, fibromyalgia, you know that medication offers little relief. Some clients find that massage therapy helps when no other treatment has produced results.
  • Relieve Sore Muscles, reduce painful spasms and cramping.
  • Increase Circulation, pumping oxygen and nutrients into muscles, vital organs and all our tissues. Blood flow promotes healing.
  • Increase Nerve Flow, reducing numbness and tingling sensations.
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Boost the Immune System by stimulating lymph flow, which helps remove waste fluids from the body and increase white blood cell production
  • Improve the Condition of the Skin
  • Ease Depression and Anxiety by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and “feel good” chemicals (amino acids), improving our sense of wellbeing.
  • Increase Flexibility and Mobility. Most sessions at Holistic Massage Therapies include assisted stretching.
  • Reduce Inflammation, important for getting “knots” out of muscles, and especially beneficial in reducing swelling after surgery and accidents/injuries.

Life throws a lot of stress at us, physical stressors in our environment, emotional stressors in our relationships, work, etc. Stress can kill us! If nothing else, a good massage helps us de-stress. Here’s an excerpt from an article published by the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals on the “intangible” benefits of massage therapy:

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manager stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.