Benita Cason, LMT, MMP
You work hard and sometimes play even harder. Now it's time to do some healing.

Benefits Of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

Getting massages on a regular basis helps your muscles stay loose and relaxed during times of physical activity and mental stress. Massage helps your body by improving muscle memory, so that your muscles remain relaxed during those moments of high stress in your daily life. Getting bodywork done on a regular basis has increasing benefits to your health and wellness.

  • Increased energy
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Promote better sleep
  • Improve clarity
  • Helps diminish stress
  • Decreased fatigue

The human body is designed to self heal but factors such as lack of sleep, stress, environmental/ chemical toxins and pain often prevent our body’s ability to rejuvenate itself. Our unforgiving environment and lifestyles can also make self rejuvenation a challenge. Regular bodywork can also help address a number of health issues.

Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesion and swelling.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

Massage is an important part of your health care regimen. Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. Bodywork provides vital and valuable emotional balance as well as tangible physical benefits. Increase the benefits by getting a massage frequently.

Please note that massage and bodywork therapy is not a substitute for medical care. Massage is not considered as an interpretation to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. One should seek a qualified medical professional for these purposes.