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Massage for Health and Well-Being
 
 
 
 
Did you Know......?
 
 
 
 
The benefits of massage can be seen in every bodily system:
 
Circulatory System
  • helps to develop a stronger heart
  • improves oxygen supply to cells
  • improves the supply of nutrients to cells
  • removes metabolic waste products
  • decreases blood pressure
  • increases lymph circulation
 
 
Muscular System
  • relaxes or stimulates muscles
  • relieves muscle tightness and stiffness
  • relieves pain and soreness
  • strengthens muscles and connective tissue
  • helps keep muscles flexible and pliable
 
Digestive System
  • relaxes abdominal and intestinal muscles
  • relieves tension
  • stimulates activity of liver and kidneys
  • elimination of waste material
 
Nervous System
  • decreases stress response and pain
  • distracts pain receptors and signals
  • relieves restlessness and insomnia
  • decreases anxiety
  • stimulates motor function
  • promotes sense of well-being
 
Skeletal Sysem
  • relieves stiff joints
  • improves joint range of motion
  • improves postural alignment
  • relieves aching tired feet
 
Respiratory System
  • develops respiratory muscles
  • increases deep diaphragmatic breathing
  • drains sluggish lymph nodes
  • aids in decongestion
 
Integumentary System (the skin)
  • stimulates blood to better nourish skin
  • improves tone and elasticity to skin
  • hepls normalize glandular functions
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, can prove beneficial:
 
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Asthma 
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
 
 
 
 
In some instances the effects of massage seem similar to those of pharmaceutical treatments, however massage is an intuitively appealing alternative for many individuals, including pregnant women, who are wary of drug-related solutions.
 
More than a treat and a way to pamper yourself, massage therapy is real medicine that has been around since the dawn of civilization.
 
Although the full potential of massage as a health-care resource has not yet been identified or explored, there are an increasing number of research studies which provide scientific support for the benefits of massage.


 
 
 
Want to Learn More?
 
Check out these interesting articles:

        Published on Science/AAAS | News (http://news.sciencemag.org) 

        Touch Research Institute

        Harvard Medical School Health Publications
 
       CNN Health
 
      Registered Massage Therapists` Association of Ontario
 
     
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