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The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work

Accidents, repetitive actions, and everyday stresses can lead to tension and pain in our bodies, restricting both our movements and activities.  Massage is both a gentle and effective therapy for relieving discomfort and getting our lives back to normal.

                                         

Massage is often thought of as a luxury and a "special treat" reserved for elite spas.  In actuality, therapeutic massage keeps healthy bodies strong and flexible and aids compromised bodies in regaining ease of movement.  Overall, it decreases muscle tension, increases circulation, and calms the nervous system.  The result is a cascade of physical and mental benefits that can help alleviate a wide variety of conditions, including: 

  • Stress = Relieving stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of injury and illness.
  • Tight and painful muscles = Massage works gently on the nervous system, sending messages to muscles throughout the body to let go and relax.
  • Post-exercise soreness = Vigorous exercise can release waste products in the body as well as cause microscopic muscle tears.  Massage helps cleanse tissues of irritating waste and brings in oxygen to speed recovery.
  • Injuries = Massage helps reduce swelling and inflammation by helping to remove wastes and by carrying healing nutrition to injured cells. 
  • Secondary pain = Massage can relieve secondary pain such as headaches from eyestrain and backaches during pregnancy.
  • Fluid retention = Massage increases circulation and helps drain tissues of excess fluid accumulation.

Healing Arts Center offers a variety of clinical massage choices, including deep tissue, Swedish, sports massage, trigger point therapy, lymphatic, oncology, hot stone, and pregnancy.

Massage can become a lifetime ally in maintaining your ongoing good health. Feel free to consult with our therapists for suggestions on which techniques would be most beneficial for you.

To learn more about massage therapy, visit http://www.amtamassage.org or schedule a free half-hour consult with Dr. Kimberling or one of our qualified massage therapists.