Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues and joints of the body for the purpose of preventing and alleviating pain, as well as to promote health and healing within the body.
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?
Receiving a massage can be very beneficial to your health and can have countless effects on the body. It can improve tissue health through stimulation of the circulatory system; this increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and increases the removal of wastes such as lactic acid that often build up in the muscles causing pain and stiffness. Improved joint health and greater range of motion can also be achieved through the manipulation of muscles within the body. Regular massage can also help with the management of chronic pain and create an overall sense of well being. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of massage is the overall decrease in stress, both emotional and physical. Stress is thought to lower the immune response within the body and is therefore considered a significant trigger for various types of illnesses.