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Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Muscle and connective tissue make up about 75 percent of the body's weight.  So, it's not surprising an imbalance or injury in the body's soft tissue--muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia--can have a profound effect on overall health.  Instead of using drugs, therapeutic massage uses pressure and friction on muscles and connective tissue to restore the natural balance of the body.

  Therapeutic massage can help relax muscle tension, which can:

           Relieve pain--including headaches and backaches.

           Increase flexibility and improve range of motion.

           Maintain muscle tone.

   Therapeutic massage can improve circulation of blood and lymph, which can:

           Increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body's tissues.

           Speed the removal of toxins such as lactic acid from muscles.

           Shorten the recovery time from exercise or injury.

   Therapeutic massage can, depending on the type of treatment, have a stimulating, or sedating effect on the nervous system,       which can:

           Decrease stress, anxiety and depression--as demonstrated by decreased cortisol and
     increased serotonin levels.

           Increase the levels of endorphins--the body's natural pain relievers.

           Increase alertness--as demonstrated by decreased alpha and beta brain waves and
     increased theta brain waves.

   Therapeutic massage can bring balance and well-being to everyone's busy life.  It can:

           Reduce fatigue and improve sleep patterns.

           Enhance body awareness.

          Improve immune system function.

  And besides all that, IT FEELS GREAT!

Call for an appointment today--Treat yourself to an hour just for you....   Or someone you love!