Benefits of Massage

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."   ~Marianne Williamson

  • Relieves tension
  • Reduces stress (physical and emotional)
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Relieves muscle spasms and cramps
  • Aids in the removal of metabolic waste (lactic acid, uric acid, etc.)
  • Relieves stiffness and pain resulting from exercise
  • Relief of tension-related or eyestrain headaches
  • Increases oxygen flow in the blood
  • Improves circulation by mechanically moving fluids
  • Better circulation for both lymph and blood flow
  • Effective pain management for various dysfunctions (this is good for headache, sciatica, arthritis, neuralgia nerve pain, nutrition of the muscle)
  • Increases overall health of skin by increasing circulation thus feeding the tissue
  • Stimulation of muscular, glandular, and vascular activities improves overall health of the body
  • Stimulates nervous system and soothes the nervous system at the same time
  • Stretches ligaments and tendons by keeping them supple and pliable
  • Improves range of motion
  • Improves flexibility
  • Hastens healing from sprained ligaments and pulled muscles
  • Increased productivity


This is not meant to be a complete list of benefits of massage.  The therapeutic applications and the physiological effects of massage are numerous and individualized.