Anne's Healing Hands - Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching.
As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, smoking cessation, depression and more. As many millions will attest that massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
Physical and Mental Benefits
Therapeutic massage works for the benefit of circulation, treating fibromyalgia, arthritis, over used muscles, migraines, stress, anxiety, reduces the appearance of cellulite and also reduces the constriction of adhesion's and scar tissue.
Massage therapy enhances athletic performance by helping the athlete recover more quickly and is recommended as a part of any training program. Massage therapy is also recommended by many chiropractors and physical therapists as aftercare therapy.
Some of the other benefits include
- relaxes the whole body
- loosens tight muscles
- relieves tired and aching muscles
- increases flexibility and range of motion
- diminishes chronic pain
- calms the nervous system
- lowers blood pressure
- lowers heart rate
- enhances skin tone
- assists in recovery from injuries and ilness
- strengthens the immune system
- reduces tension headaches
- reduces mental stress
- improves concentration
- promotes restful sleep
- aids in mental relaxation