Benefits of a Therapeutic Massage
Why do I need a Massage?
*Increases blood circulation, reduces swelling, and breaks up scar tissue.
*Increases the diameter of blood vessels—reducing blood pressure.
*Flushes out the toxins and draws in oxygenated blood—relieving fatigue and muscular soreness.
*Aids in decreasing poor circulation and some types of anemia
Massage encourages the spleen to discharge more red blood cells
*Increases the presence of white blood cells in the capillaries
This increases, along with blood cell availability, enables the body to protect itself more effectively against illness and disease
*Decreases pain by releasing of Endorphins, Encephalin, and other pain-reducing neurochemicals.
*Increases circulation to muscle tissues, relieves pain caused by trigger points, and reduces Ischemia-related pain.
*Reduces Norepinephrine and Cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
*Increases levels of Dopamine and Serotonin, decrease in levels of stress and Depression.
*Relieves most types of Headaches
These types include, cluster, eyestrain, and sinus headaches
*Induces relaxation, alleviates insomnia.
*Reduces swelling due to lymph edema
This work can be done if not the result of inflammation or disease
*Eases the dysfunction caused by TMJ
*Decreases the recuperating period of sprains and strains—increasing healing.
*Increases flexibility and alleviates pain in neck, back, legs, & etc
*Reduces pain associated with muscular-skeletal conditions.
These conditions include Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Syndrome
*Promotes healthy digestion, reduces and relieves constipation.
After a massage:
*Ice = Inflammation (20 min)
*Moist Heat = Tightness (20 min)
*Epson Salt Bath = draws toxins out of your body (20 min)
*Drink plenty of water = replenishes your body and flushes toxins out of your body (Drink as much as possible!)
*Maintain a healthy life style