Benefits of Massage Therapy

Photo courtesy of ABMP

Photo courtesy of ABMP

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related.

And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue


Massage and CranioSacral Therapy can also help specifically address a number of health issues. 

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion

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

  • Provide relief for clients with fibromyalgia and arthritis

  • Facilitate growth and weight gain in pre-term infants

  • 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

  • Reduce edema and inflammation

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin

  • Relieve pain and restore movement in many  repetitive use injuries

  • Create body self-awareness

  • Increase joint flexibility

  • Encourage balance and coordination

  • Reduce job, family, and personal stress

  • Release holding patterns from previous injuries

  • Lessen depression and anxiety

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks

  • Calm and quiet the mind

  • 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


According to Sharon Heller, PhD in The Vital Touch, in a patch of skin 3/4" square on the back of your hand, you will find nine feet of blood vessels, thirteen yards of nerves, six hundred pain sensors, nine thousand nerve endings, thirty-six heat sensors, six cold sensors, and seventy-five pressure sensors.  We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made!