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Adelheid Springer @703.623.2466

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Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that 90% of disease is stress related. Massage therapy is a powerful tool in reducing that stress. Regardless of your reasons to receive bodywork - to pamper yourself, manage stress, manage pain - the benefits of massage are profound on a physical as well as a mental/emotional level.

 

On a physical level, massage can

 

      • Alleviate/reduce pain conditions, e.g. lower back, upper back, and migraine pain.
      • This may reduce dependency on pain medication
      • Assist pregnant women with shortening and easing labor
      • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
      • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
      • Improve circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
      • Improve immunity by stimulating lymph flow (our body's natural defense system)
      • Release endorphins, which work as natural painkillers
      • Reduce muscles spasms and cramping
      • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
      • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
      • Increase joint flexibility and range of motion
      • Improve the condition of the skin, the body's largest organ

 

On a mental/emotional level, massage can

      • Decrease anxiety and depression
      • Enhance quality of sleep
      • Increase energy
      • Improve concentration
      • Reduce fatigue

 

Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance massage provides is as valuable as the physical benefits.

Profound Effects

Massage triggers specific physiological and chemical changes in the body. Research shows that:

      • Arthritis sufferers report less pain and stiffness.
      • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
      • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
      • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
      • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.

 

Benefits Increase with Regular Visits

Consistency is as always a major factor in reaping the benefits of your efforts. Making massage part of your self-care can contribute to your overall well-being and help improve and maintain your health. Budgeting time and money for receiving massage on a regular basis is not a luxury but an investment in your health. It is not less important just because it feels like luxury.

 

Go to Massage Modalities to find what types of massage I offer.