There’s no denying the power of therapeutic and medical massage. Regardless of the reasons it is sought out (stress, chronic/acute pain, body maintenance, etc.) massage therapy is a powerful ally in anyone’s healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage helps to manage and improve many issues.

​Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
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 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 post surgery 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
Enhanced sleep quality
Increase energy
Improve concentration
Increase blood circulation
Reduce fatigue

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance massage therapy provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain. Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow. Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety. High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones. Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping. Preterm infants have improved weight gain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing massage therapy, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for therapeutic massage 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.

·     Swedish
​·     Deep Tissue
·     Hot Stone
·     Reflexology Hand/Food
·     Raindrop Technique
·     Maternity Massage
·     Detox Focused Tension Treatment
·     Detoxifying Cypress Oil Foot Soak
·     Essential Oil Treatments

Better Everyday Wellness

Massage Therapy & Essential Oils

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Contact Melanie Rosabella, LMT:

Phone - (239) 339-7981