Elysia Gingue, Board Certified Massage Therapist
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:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

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

Massage can help specific systems of the body, here is one example for each system:

  • Integumentary System
    Transmits the psychological benefits of touch
  • Endocrine System
    Negating the effects of stress
  • Urinary System
    Increases urine production by aiding movement of fluid
  • Muscular System
    Relieves muscular pain and accelerates the rate of functional recovery
  • Lymphatic System
    Improves elimination of wastes and relieves edema
  • Respiratory System
    Helps with relaxing postural muscles which reduces the efforts of breathing
  • Digestive System
    Promotes secretion and digestion of food
  • Nervous System
    Induces motor responses that will sedate the muscles as well as the organs and glands
  • Cardiovascular System
    Increases venous flow, removal of toxins, cellular nutrition and oxygen to the area
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