How does Massage Therapy help?
While there seems to be universal agreement that massage “feels good”, it also offers many specific benefits. The therapeutic use of massage affects all systems of the body, most particularly circulatory, muscular, facial, and nervous systems. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain -
An increasing number of clinical research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from injury or illness. It can also hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
You don’t need to be injured or in pain to experience massage. It can be used as a tool to help facilitate your general well-
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, treatments, ethics and other subjects
Completed a minimum of 1100 hours of massage therapy program
CPR First Aid certification