The Benefits of Massage

The University Of Miami Touch Research Institute has conducted numerous studies that have proven that Massage Therapy offers a tremendous amount of medical benefits that include boosting the immune system, and even fighting off cancer cells! It's even more effective when received weekly, monthly or bi-monthly.

Massage image The Benefits of Massage Therapy Go Far Beyond Relaxation...

Imagine this: As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The soft smell of fragrant candles fill the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage cream being warmed in your therapist’s hands. Once the session gets underway, your daily stressors and aching muscles fade into an oblivious 60 minutes of relief, and you feel yourself completely melt away into a stage of heightened bliss.

Pampered Healing Massage Therapy What if that blissful hour of massage did much more for you than just take the pressures of the day away? What if that gentle Swedish massage helped you to fight off cancer (or the risk of getting cancer)? What if that same massage helped you to recover from a strained muscle in half the time? What if your sleep, digestion, and mood all improved with regular massage therapy? What if all these weren’t "what ifs"?

Scientific evidence has now proven that massage therapy provides all of these benefits and much more. It has been proven that the more massage you can allow yourself, the better you will feel and the healthier you will become!

spa facial image We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind-- there are specific physiological and psychological changes that occur, and even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply a mere luxury. We now know that massage not only feels great, but it can literally cure what ails you!

Experts estimate that 80 to 90 percent of disease is stress-related - Massage is there to fight off that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to really relax. Massage also decreases anxiety, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, improves injury recovery, encourages deep sleep, increases the number of cells that fight off cancer, and increases concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.

Pampered Healing Massage Therapy Massage is the perfect elixir for good health - The incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular "doses." Researchers from the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Miami found that recipients of massage can benefit even in small doses (15 minutes of chair massage or 30 minutes of table massage). They also note that receiving massage on a consistent basis (i.e. bi-weekly, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly) is even more beneficial. It is wonderful to know that this "medicine" only gets better with frequency!

What Massage Does - In an age of technical, and at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive, and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

The following is a brief list of research-based benefits of massage:

  • Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into cells, tissues and vital organs.
  • Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders. For example, in cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
  • Reduces muscle spasms and cramping.
  • Increases joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Reduces recovery time of injuries, or post-athletic soreness.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Release endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema. Reduces scar tissue.
  • Relieves pain for headache sufferers and decreases the need for medications.
  • Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, and eases postpartum depression.
  • Removes harmful toxins from cells.
  • Releases Serotonin, the body’s natural antidepressant.

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