Massage Treatments

By: Leonie's Health & Beauty  25/02/2013
Keywords: massage, stress, back pain

Massage therapy is based on the ability of the body to naturally heal itself. Having a massage can do you the world of good. Massage has been shown to: - Decrease stress - Increase circulation - Release muscle tightness - Improve joint range of motion and flexibility - Diminish aches and pains - Reduce anxiety and depression associated with Anorexia and Bulimia - Post traumatic stress disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. - Enhanced sleep quality. - Greater energy. - Improved concentration. - Reduced fatigue. Research shows that with massage: - Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain. - Asthmatics show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow. - Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety. - High blood pressure patients can lower blood pressure, anxiety, and stress. - Premenstrual sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping. - Preterm infants have improved weight gain. - Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, a body’s natural defence system. - Helps athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts. - Improves the condition of the body’s largest organ, the skin. - Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. - Pumps oxygen and nutrients into vital organs, improving circulation. - Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling. - Reduce spasms and cramping. - Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles. - Releases endorphins, amino acids that work as the body’s natural pain killer. - Relieves migraine pain.

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