The Benefits of Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy is an ancient practice, with measurable benefits we are only just coming to understand within the framework of research-based science and Western Medicine.  Massage is not just about pampering yourself or making your body or muscles feel good - it is about improving your overall quality of life and health- physically, mentally, and spiritually!   The positive effects of massage or craniosacral therapy are also cumulative, so the more often you receive treatments, the better you feel.  Recommended treatment schedule is every 1-2 weeks for acute or chronic problems, and every 2-4 weeks for maintenance, stress management, and overall wellness.


Massage can:


  • Influence deeper and easier breathing

  • Improve circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Help relieve tension-related headaches, and effects of eye-strain

  • Enhance health and nourishment of skin

  • Improve posture

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Alleviate discomfort during pregnancy

  • Foster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments

  • Reduce pain and swelling

  • Reduce formation of excessive scar tissue

  • Provide greater joint flexibility and range of motion

  • Enhance athletic performance

  • Promote a relaxed state of mental alertness

  • Help relieve mental stress

  • Enhance capacity for calm thinking and creativity

  • Satisfy needs for caring nurturing touch

  • Foster a feeling of well-being

  • Reduce levels of anxiety

  • Create body awareness and improve body image

  • Increase awareness of mind-body connection