Massage therapy is an amazing tool that offers a conservative and natural approach to getting and staying healthy.  Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch-which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tension of modern lifestyles.  Massage can bring benefits such as:

  • Alleviate  neck and back pain and improve range of motion
  • Relieve migraine pain as well as other headaches
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body’s natural defense system
  • increase joint flexibility and relieve joint pain
  • relax injured, tired and overused muscles
  • exercise and stretch weak and tightened muscles
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
  • release endorphins-that work as the body’s natural painkiller

Generally, massages work by pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your muscles, tendons, ligaments and skin.  Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, and elbows.  Massage may vary from light touch to deep pressure.

Some studies have found that massage may also be beneficial for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ