It doesn’t just feel amazing, it’s also incredibly helpful!
Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues to relieve tension or pain. Becoming more than just a luxury spa treatment, massage has made its way into hospitals and is recognized for its many benefits. Slowly, we are seeing more peer reviewed massage research helping us gain insight into exactly what massage is capable of.
Benefits of Massage
Aside from helping with general tension, massage also alleviates symptoms associated with conditions from fibromyalgia, to chronic migraines, and so much more.
Don’t worry, even people who don’t necessarily have a ‘condition’ can still reap the benefits. For those that just really need some comfort, massage absolutely produces that, along with genuine care and connection. It is the most natural instinct we have to help with pain. Have you ever bumped your shin against a coffee table and immediately grabbed your leg to rub and massage it? That’s our innate instinct to heal with touch, and help us feel better.
Massage is incredible, but it isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care. If you are ever unsure if massage is safe for you, please, consult your doctor!
Massage can help:
Stimulate lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system
Release endorphins, which are amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
Improve circulation, as well as increase oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
Improve energy levels and concentration
Improve sleep quality
Improve flexibility and range of motion
Help alleviate pain and soreness from muscle overuse
Relieve headaches and migraines
Reduce pain and tension associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD)
Reduce spasms and cramping
Reduce post-surgery adhesions and edema
Improve body awareness by helping to feel tight and sore areas that weren’t noticed before
The staff at Life is Sweet Massage Therapy believe 100% in the extraordinary healing properties of massage. We can’t wait to help you feel the benefits for yourself. Meet the team here.
To read more about the benefits (and contraindications) of massage therapy, visit the Mayo Clinic’s page about massage and visit our FAQ page to learn more about our services and what to expect during your appointment.