The Benefits Of MassageWhat exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
• Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. • Ease medication dependence. • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system. • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin. • Increase joint flexibility.
• Lessen depression and anxiety. • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation. • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling. • Reduce spasms and cramping. • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles. • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller. • Relieve migraine pain.