Massage Therapy

In Touch for Better Health

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue throughout the body. This tactile approach brings about general improvements in a patient’s health, from increased relaxation and relief from stress to marked reduction in muscle discomfort.

The Benefits Are Clear

  • Increased circulation, which allows the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs;
  • Lymph system stimulation against toxic invaders. In breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase production of the cells that fight cancer;
  • Relaxation of injured or overused muscles;
  • Reduction of lactic acid in the blood, which causes spasms and cramping;
  • Increased flexibility of joints;
  • Reduced recovery time from strenuous injuries;
  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller;
  • Reduction in post-surgery adhesions and edema (excess of watery fluid collected in cavities or tissues in the body);
  • Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort for patients with lower back pain;
  • Less pain for migraine sufferers and decreased need for medication;
  • Exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduced shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion;
  • Shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays.