How can massage help you?
STRESS: Massage is one of the best-known treatments for stress reduction. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness.
PREVENTION OF NEW INJURIES: Massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area of your body through an otherwise benign activity, but now is injurious to that body part.
PAINFUL OR TIGHT MUSCLES: Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to a chronically spastic muscle such as the shoulder region. Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions, which in turn stimulates the nervous system to instruct muscles to relax even more.
POSTURE: Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints, and connective tissue coverings, freeing your body to return to a more natural posture. Massage can also relieve the contracted muscles caused by abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis.
FLUID RETENTION: Massage increases your circulation, which in turn drains tissues of excess fluid caused by recent injury, surgery, or pregnancy.
INJURIES: Massage can help heal injuries such as tendonitis that develop over time, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by a traumatic event. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation, which removes cellular waste products that are produced from your body in an attempt to heal itself. Certain massage techniques can help limit scar tissue formation in new injuries and can reduce, or make more pliable, scar tissue around old injuries.