Benefits of Massage!!
- In my opinion, the best benefit of massage is your awareness of self. Many times people come in and say "I didn't even know that area was sore until you touched it!" Massage can let you know where in your body you are beginning to develop dysfunction before you develop an injury and end up in real pain.
- Stress reduction
- Pain relief
- Eases muscle tension
- Lowers blood pressure
- Digestive disorders(2)
- Insomnia related to stress(2)
- Myofascial pain syndrome(2)
- Soft tissue strains or injuries(2)
- Sports injuries(2)
- Temporomandibular joint pain(2)
- decreases levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in blood and saliva(1)
- Increase in the number of lymphocytes(1)
(1) An article in The New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 2010