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The benefits of massage

There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we

seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can help:

~Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion

~Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays,

~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,

~and helps relieve migraine pain

Getting a massage can do you a world of good.  And getting massage frequently can do even more.  Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.  And remember,  just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.