How Does Massage Help Me?

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Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Studies have found that even a single massage session may have many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Improved digestion

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

The medical community continues to increase its support of massage therapy for an increasing number of conditions. Massage therapy can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork may:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays

  • Ease medication dependence

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin

  • Increase joint flexibility

  • Lessen depression and anxiety

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling

  • Reduce spasms and cramping

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller

  • Relieve migraine pain