• What Are The Benefits of Massage and Bodywork?

    January 4, 2017 | FAQ | admin
  • Benefits Of Massage

    In general, massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.   Each specific types of bodywork have additional benefits, and these are described in more detail on the individual pages for those services. 

  • Improves Immunity and Decreases Susceptibility to Colds, Flus and Other Illness

    Massage has been known to increase the number of natural killer cells and lymphocytes, enhancing the body's ability to fight off disease. It also enhances the efficiency of the circulatory and lymph system, improving the body's ability to eliminate waste and remove toxins. 

  • Helps Eliminate Migraines and Chronic Headaches

    Massage has been shown in numerous studies to eliminate and/or dramatically reduce the frequency, duration, or intensity of tension and cluster headaches as well as migraines

  • Reduces Risk of High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Inflammatory Disease

    Several recent studies show that even a single 45 minute massage will lead to a significant reduction in the level of cortisol and cytokine proteins, both related to stress, inflammation and allergic reactions. Many, if not most people, have higher-than-ideal cortisol levels, caused by day-to-day stresses. Unaddressed, this has been shown to contribute to depression, high blood pressure, muscle loss, suppressed immunity, carb bingeing, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes. Massage helps to reduce or eliminate these conditions.

  • Helps Build Muscle Faster, Enhancing Muscle Tone and Condition

    Consistent massage plus exercise builds muscle faster than exercise alone. For those who regularly exercise, massage has been shown to improve blood flow to muscles, helping to build new muscle mass more quickly. Interestingly, though, massage without exercise was shown to enhance circulation to the muscles as much as in clients who had exercised. Additionally, since high cortisol levels destroy muscle tissue, massage, in reducing cortisol levels, helps to keep existing muscle tissue healthy as well as helping to build new muscle. 

  • Helps Maintain Healthier, More Beautiful Skin, and Reduces Wrinkles and Signs of Aging

    Regular Massage enhances skin nutrition, improves elasticity of skin, and enhances the skins ability to get rid of toxins and waste, helping your skin stay soft, radiant, and healthy.

  • Supports Weight Loss and Helps Reduce Fat Deposits

    Cortisol is a stress hormone that reduces the body's ability to burn fat. Since massage has been shown in many studies to consistently reduce cortisol levels, regular massage can support weight loss and the reduction of cortisol-dependent fat deposits on the face, neck, and belly.

  • Massage Reduces Anxiety and Depression

    Massage increases production of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression and anxiety. Recent studies have shown that regular massage can reduce anxiety with similar effectiveness to psychotherapy. Massage has been shown to be effective with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, as well as anxiety associated with many common medical conditions. Massage has shown to have dramatic positive effect on those with chronic depression.

  • Massage Helps Reduce or Eliminate Chronic Pain

    Americans consume 99% of the world supply of hydrocodone (Vicodin). In addition to being highly addictive, these drugs are toxic to the liver, and affect digestion and many other functions. Massage may not always eliminate pain, but it can drastically reduce it, by increasing natural endorphin production (the body's natural equivalent to pain killers), reducing the perception of pain. Massage also enhances circulation so that pain killers are better absorbed and utilized by the body. And, of course, massage simply reduces muscular tension and stress and numerous other pain source, reducing the overall need for pain killers.