Benefits of Massage
As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets with quiet music in the background, you feel yourself relax….
Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years. Your body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Massage feels great, and it can help your body heal itself by increasing circulation allowing more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs, stimulating lymphatic flow (your body’s natural defense system) – all while improving the condition of your largest organ – your skin. Massage releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. Massage also relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles, reduces spasms and cramping, and increases joint flexibility.
Studies have shown massage to be helpful for anxiety, pain from fibromyalgia, migraines, recent surgery, and sports or exercise related soreness. People with cancer who receive regularly scheduled massage therapy during treatment reported less anxiety, pain and fatigue. Treating yourself to a massage may be just what the doctor ordered. It’s the perfect remedy if you’re feeling stressed or just want to indulge yourself.