Benefits of Massage Therapy

If you would like more information about research that is being conducted on the benefits of massage therapy, here is a link to the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami.

Whether it be a 30 minute seated chair massage (see Onsite Massage) or an 1½ table massage, the benefits can be as simple as relief from a nagging headache to a profound attitude shift as one's body and mind begin to let go of worries and stress.
Many of my clients have expressed that after their massage they were able to resolve or get clarity on a situation or problem that had been troubling them. I believe this happens because they have been able to relax enough to allow the creative, non-linear part of their brain to do its job enabling it to think outside the box.

Physical Benefits
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Decreases muscular deterioration
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Increases red blood cell counts
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Increases tissue metabolism
  • Improves skin tone
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Improves posture
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Promotes deeper more effective breathing
Mental Benefits
  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals
    and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
Emotional Benefits
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection