The (Many!) Benefits of Massage

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Massage can be more than a relaxing experience. When done by an experienced therapist, massage therapy can decrease physical pain, address emotional imbalances, improve athletic performance, assist with stress management, and so much more!

Here are some of the many ways massage therapy enhances and improves people's lives.

Massage Can Decrease Physical Pain

  • Facilitates chronic pain management and provides pain relief
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Offers relief from headaches and teeth-clenching
  • Improves posture
  • Improves balance

Massage Can Help Address Emotional Imbalances

  • Decreases feelings of anxiousness and depression
  • Improves feelings of well being
  • Improves overall mood
  • Combats anxiety by promoting relaxation
  • Reverses many effects of stress-related illnesses

Massage Can Improve Athletic Performance

  • Decreases and prevents spasms and cramping
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Prevents injuries by loosening adhesions and breaks up scar tissue
  • Decreases healing time after strenuous exercise
  • Loosens joint ligaments and stimulates synovial activity in the joints

Massage Can Facilitate Healing After Injury or Surgery

  • Breaks up scar tissue that forms post-surgery
  • Facilitates rehabilitation from surgery, cancer, and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Stretches and broadens connective tissues of the body from superficial layers (fascia) to muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments
  • Increases circulation in and oxygenation of the body

Massage Can Promote Wellness and Health Maintenance

  • Improves tone and elasticity of skin and muscles
  • Normalizes glandular function
  • Improves digestion and elimination
  • Improves the body's immune response
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Maintains and improves the condition of organs --from superficial organs like our skin all the way to deep organs like our hearts--by pumping oxygen and nutrients into the tissues and organs via increased circulation

Massage, Relaxation, and Stress Management

And of course, in addition to all the many benefits listed above, massage therapy remains an amazingly effective therapy for combating and managing the stress we often face on a daily basis.

In this day and age where life expectancy now reaches close to one hundred years, seeking a solution to physical aging has become an increasingly important priority. Yet perhaps nothing speeds up the aging process, both internally as well as externally, more than high stress.

Massage affects so many levels of one’s being and can—without a doubt—help to manage, counteract, and reverse the harmful effects inflicted on our bodies by stress. This translates into the value of tangible results, but also, and just as vital to our well being, the emotional support and balance that allows us to manage, enjoy, and succeed in our everyday lives. So call Summit County, Colorado's Namaste Bodywork now and schedule an appointment for a therapeutic massage!