THE BENEFITS OF A MASSAGE



  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Helps reduce swelling and pain and formation of scar tissue
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center asked cancer patients about the severity of their symptoms before and after receiving massage therapy, and patients reported reduced levels of anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression and nausea. (AMTA)