Massage has many benefits. It’s not only for pain relief, muscle or joint soreness, or headaches and migraines. Or just for preparing for or recovering from a range of sporting, fitness or recreation activities. By stimulating the body’s various systems – in particular, the musculo-skeletal, lymphatic, endocrine (hormone) and nervous systems, a wide range of healing and health benefits occur. These include:
- Improved feeling of general well-being.
- Improved circulation of blood and lymph.
- Lower heart rate.
- More flexibility.
- Overall relaxation and stress relief.
- More energy.
- Better range of motion.
- Release of trapped or impinged nerves.
- Stimulation of weak or inactive muscles.
- Stimulation of the endocrine (hormone) system.
- Improved sleep.
- Improved respiration/breathing.
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation.
- Improved immunity.
- Flushing of toxins and less fluid retention.
– to name just a few.
There are about 6,000 different conditions, including some muscular problems, that may be medically diagnosed as due to hormonal imbalances (FUNCTIONAL/PHYSIOLOGICAL). However, these in turn may be due to muscular and skeletal imbalances, nerve impingement, lymphatic and other STRUCTURAL/ANATOMICAL issues that are dealt with by remedial massage therapists.