New to massage?
The brief video below from Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) explains what to expect from your first massage therapy appointment. Still have questions? Review our Common Questions page or email me.
Many people think of massage as a luxury indulgence. While it is a special treat for the body, massage has many practical benefits, including pain relief, mental clarity, and improved digestion. Check out the lists below for more benefits.
Benefits of Massage
- Pain Relief
- Balances the nervous system; relieves stress and aids in relaxation
- Decreases muscle tension & stiffness; daily activities are once again enjoyable when movements are eased
- Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to do more of the things you enjoy.
- Enhances athletic performance
- Speeds healing after injury or surgery by stimulating the producton of white blood cells; reduces pain & swelling; lessens formation of excessive scar tissue
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing; overall wellness and revitalization is enhanced when your body tissues receive adequate oxygen.
- Improves circulation of blood and lymph fluids; strengthens the immune system
- Enhances the health and nourishent of skin; a glowing complexion is revealed
- Improves posture; proper distribution of weight on your joints will refine each and every movement and position required of you in your day.
- Enhances the digestion and elimination process
- Helps you become more aware of where you hold tension so that you may learn to relax those areas more
- Cultivates a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Relieves mental stress; enhances your ability for calm thinking and creativity
- Encourages your awareness and appreciation for the mind-body connection
- Improves your ability to monitor stress signals as they arise and respond appropriately
- Lessen anxiety
- Alleviate depression
- Revitalize your busy mind
- Find a welcome respite from the hectic pace of our society
- Improve your overall sense of well being
- Empower yourself by receiving education, resources and self-care tips from your massage therapist
- Stress and tension
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Pain from chronic conditions, such as arthritis, neuritis, or sciatica
- Muscles which are tired and sore from over exertion
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Stiff, painful muscles and joints
- Digestion and elimination issues
- Muscle spasms
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)