Benefits Of Massage For Every Body


What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments?


Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:


    Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

    Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

    Ease medication dependence.

    Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow - the body's natural defense system.

    Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

    Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

    Improve the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin.

    Increase joint flexibility.

    Lessen depression and anxiety.

    Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

    Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

    Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.

    Reduce spasms and cramping.

    Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

    Release endorphins - amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

    Relieve migraine pain.



A Powerful Ally

There's no denying the power of bodywork.  Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your health care regimen.


Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related.  And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.  While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.  This translates into:


    Decreased anxiety.

    Enhanced sleep quality.

    Greater energy.

    Improved concentration.

    Increased circulation.

    Reduced fatigue.


Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage.  The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.


Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch - which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.  Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of many hospital services.



Paul Parsons

Orthopedic Massage, Lic.4277

Life Fitness Center

South Shore Plaza

Kihei Hi 96753