Benefits of Massage Therapy

 

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 address a number of health issues.

Bodywork can:

 

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous           workouts

  • Increase joint flexibility

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling

  • Reduce spasms and cramping

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and adhesions

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural                defense system

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs,        improving circulation

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's             natural painkiller

  • Relieve migraine pain

  • Lessen depression and anxiety

 

"I am an endurance athlete - long course triathalon and ultra marathoning.  I seek massage therapy from Catherine because of her extensive knowledge, bedside manner and fantastic practical skills.  She operates at the highest level, working on professional athletes, and brings the knowledge and techniques applied from pro sports to us."

A. Ansari