The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Circulation is improved, allowing the body to deliver more
oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs, as well as
eliminate metabolic wastes and lactic acid.
The number of red blood cells is increased.
The lymphatic system is stimulated, increasing the body's
natural defense against invaders and ability to eliminate
toxins. In women with breast cancer, cancer-fighting cells
Endorphins are released, increasing the body's natural
painkillers. Pain from chronic illness, injury, or surgery is
Stress hormones are decreased.
Depression and anxiety are reduced.
Muscle spasms are relaxed and muscle tension is relieved.
Muscle fibers can be separated, preventing or reducing
adhesions and scar tissue.
Joint flexibility is increased.
Range of motion is increased, and low-back discomfort is
Muscular atrophy and strain on the heart are reduced
during periods of required inactivity.
Length of childbirth labor, length of hospital stay, need for
medication, number of complications, depression and
anxiety are all reduced.
Attention to proper nutrition, exercise and good health
practices are promoted.
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