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A resource on the boundless benefits of massage therapy.


Often as massage therapists, we get asked: Why massage therapy?

The spa industry has long held the image that the practice of massage is based purely on the art of self-care and relaxation. And the truth is that yes, massage is a perfect path to aiding in your mental and physical wellbeing. But, there are so many more benefits to massage that far surpass the public perceptions.

Research has shown us time and time again the enormous benefits of touch. This can range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. There are a plethora of real-time benefits that often go unnoticed. Here is a list of 16 different conditions that are treated with massage therapy.

//The Benefits

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments?

Massage therapy can:

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.

Relieve migraine pain.

◦ Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

Increase joint flexibility.

Lessen depression and anxiety.

◦ Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

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.

◦ Help athletes of any level prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts.

The chances are that you or someone you may know can check off one or many of these boxes. As physical problems become present in our lives and bodies, we can implement specific tools to go hand in hand with medicine. With the real-time results, medicine is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Hospitals even incorporate on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Health and wellness is a lifelong journey with many twists and turns. It is important to remain open to the effect that implementing bodywork into your routine can have. Getting a massage frequently will create change in the body. The beauty of taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a large role in how healthy you will be and how youthful you will feel with each passing year. Invest in your health by budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals. It will give you true empowerment on your journey. Massage therapy has had a profound impact on the livelihood and general wellbeing of individuals. Working with a trained massage therapist can help individuals establish tools and resources for conditions and lifestyles they once believed they had no control over.

The power one attains from taking back control of their health is truly priceless.


By taking care of your body, it will take care of you.

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The information presented is for educational purposes only. If you know that you are dealing with chronic conditions and or specific diseases, please always make decisions with the consolation of a trusted professional or experienced practitioner. This is not a direct guideline to follow, but rather a resource to help aid the individual in their health and wellness journey. It is recommended to do more research on the content of this information. Please take this information purely as supplemental to your unique situations. Be mindful and consider if this information best suits your situation. If you have questions on any of the information presented in these resources, please contact me further. I am always happy to provide any additional information.

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