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Some benefits of Massage therapy and bodywork

(source- AMTA)

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

 - Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation

- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness

- Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

- Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue

- Reduces muscle spasms

- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

- Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work

- Promotes deeper and easier breathing

- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

- Reduces blood pressure

- Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain

- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin

- Improves posture

- Strengthens the immune system

- Treats musculoskeletal problems

- Rehabilitation post operative

- Rehabilitation after injury

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

- Reduces levels of anxiety

- Fosters peace of mind

- Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness

- Helps relieve mental stress

- Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately

- Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

- Emotional Benefits

- Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch

- Fosters a feeling of well-being

- Creates body awareness

- Increases awareness of mind-body connection

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