Why choose massage therapy?
Massage Therapy has been proven to have a positive effect in the following areas, just to name a few:
• Back Pain – Massage, in combination with mild exercise such as stretching has been shown to decrease low back pain with lasting results.
• Headaches – Chronic non-migraine headaches, which are often caused by stress and muscle tension, can be decreased with head and neck massage.
• Stress – A study looking at the biochemical effects of massage found decreased cortisol (stress hormone) and increased serotonin and dopamine (feel-good hormones) levels after massage. Because of these stress-reducing benefits it can also help to reduce anxiety and depression can improve quality and quantity of sleep.
• Muscle Imbalances – Massage, in combination with strengthening exercises which your massage therapist can provide, can correct muscle imbalances, which can be caused by continual poor posture such as those assumed when working long hours at a desk.
Because of the positive effect that it has on the circulatory, musculoskeletal, lymphatic and nervous systems massage therapy is beneficial not only for those with specific conditions but can be incorporated by anyone into a well-rounded, balanced lifestyle.