The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients is, "what does massage really do for you"? Well, let's first start by defining what massage is:

"Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being."

Like many other therapies there are infinite benefits to massage therapy. Here are just some of the many benefits:

  • Increased circulation
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved flexibility
  • Ease in anxiety and depression
  • Increased range of motion
  • Ease in pain
  • Boosted immunity
  • Decreased the chance of injuries in athletes
  • Relief of tension headaches and migraines
  • Improved posture

Even if you don't see your chief complaint among this list, you can still likely benefit from incorporating a therapeutic massage into your healthy lifestyle. The more regularly you integrate massage therapy into your life, the more you will achieve the many benefits it has to offer. I recommend scheduling a therapeutic massage every 3 to 4 weeks to achieve maximum benefits.