The Benefits of Massage are:
Balances the nervous system; relieves stress and aids relaxation
Decreases muscle tension and stiffness; daily activities are once again enjoyable when your body movements are eased
Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to do more of the things you enjoy!
Enhances athletic performance
Speeds healing after surgery or injuries; reduces pain and swelling; lessens formation of excessive scar tissue
Promotes deeper and easier breathing; overall wellness and revitalization is enhanced when your body tissues receive adequate oxygen
Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids; strengthens the immune system
Enhances the health and nourishment of skin; a glowing complexion is revealed!
Improves posture; proper distribution of weight on your joints will refine each and every movement and position required of you in your day!
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
Cultivates a relaxed state of mental alertness
Relieves mental stress; enhances your capacity for calm thinking and creativity
Encourages your awareness and appreciation of the mind-body connection
Improves your ability to monitor stress signals as they arise and respond appropriately
revitalize your busy mind
find solace in the hectic pace of our society
increase your overall sense of well-being
HOW WILL A MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION FEEL?
Massage techniques on healthy tissue usually feel very good and relaxing. The normal response is to slow down, breathe deeply and relax. Working in an area of injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, which usually lessens in the first few minutes. I am trained in a multitude of techniques which will work to minimize discomfort in those tight muscles and leave you feeling relaxed. I will work carefully within what feels right to you.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTERWARDS?
Massage therapy can be profoundly relaxing, affecting all your body’s systems. Give yourself a moment to re-orient before slowly getting up from the massage table. After a session, most people feel very relaxed and stress free. Many experience freedom from aches and pains that have built up over months of tension or repetitive activity.
After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience an increase in energy, heightened awareness and greater productivity which can last for several days. Since toxins are released from your tissue during a massage, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Following a deep tissue massage, it is possible to have some soreness for 24-48 hours, similar to the sensation experienced after a good workout. This is a normal response.
You will likely feel subtle shifts occurring over the following days as well. Some examples are:
pain relief – less intensity and frequency of the pain in various areas of your body
easier mobility when walking and moving in your daily life
deeper sleep patterns
constipation or other digestive concerns may subside
stress, irritability and anxiety levels may lessen
energy levels may feel increased
As with exercise, the benefits of massage increase with regular treatments. As your body-mind awareness is enhanced, you may find that you experience deeper relaxation and great gains in overall wellness with each massage therapy session.