Benefits of Massage

 

 

Therapeutic massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits. These benefits are delivered in a natural and safe non-invasive method and thus, do not carry the harmful side effects associated with prescribed medications and the many invasive medical procedures used today.

 

Therapeutic massage is wonderful at enhancing and increasing a number of beneficial processes and functions within the human body.

  • Massage enhances soft tissue healing

  • Massage increases flexibility & range of motion

  • Massage increases muscle tone

  • Massage increases blood flow

  • Massage increases dopamine & serotonin levels

  • Massage increases and improves lymphatic fluid flow & drainage

  • Massage induces relaxation

  • Massage stimulates the immune system

 

Similarly, therapeutic massage is extremely effective at reducing and often eliminating a number of uncomfortable and restrictive symptoms and conditions.

 

  • Massage reduces constipation

  • Massage reduces cortisol levels

  • Massage reduces depression

  • Massage reduces emotional stress

  • Massage reduces joint stiffness

  • Massage reduces muscular tension

  • Massage reduces pain

  • Massage reduces scar tissue formation

  • Massage reduces soft tissue knots and trigger points

     

  • Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves using massage hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of geriatric massage.

    Elderly people often suffer from a variety of such age-related diseases as Parkinson's, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or strokes. As a result, they have poor circulation and limited physical capability. Many of them are also anxious, depressed and lonely. Geriatric massage can help them maintain and improve their overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced or lost due to aging. In addition, it can relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort to touch-deprived elderly patients and improve their quality of life.

     

    Geriatric massage offers the following benefits:

  • Improvement of the patient's quality of life and self-esteem.

  • Improvement in length and quality of sleep.

  • Relief of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness.

  • Alleviation of headaches and pain.

  • Speeding up of healing from injury and illness.

  • Partial restoration of mobility lost due to Parkinson's disease, arthritis, etc.

  • Mental and physical relaxation.

  • Improvement in lymphatic flow which increases the excretion of toxic substances from the body.

 

 

 

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