ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MASSAGE
Pamela Bryars, CMT CMAT NASM-CES

Benefits of Massage


"Illness is some form of external searching.  Health is inner peace."  ~ Course of Miracles

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Prevent strain patterns before they become pain patterns (Eric Dalton Ph.D.)
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • 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 postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and restore injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins — amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieve migraine pain
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