Massage therapy can have many physical, mental, and emotional benefits, but it is NOT intended to replace medical care or counseling. Referrals to appropriate specialists will be provided when work is not within my scope of practice or not in the client's best interest.

Physical Benefits

  • Promotes the flow of blood, lymph, and oxygen
  • Helps to eliminate toxins stored in your muscles
  • Facilitates tissue healing
  • Helps to manage pain and discomfort
  • Relieves muscle soreness, tension, spasm, and stiffness
  • Increases range of motion and mobility
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps muscles recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue
  • Reduces pain, swelling, and formation of scar tissue following injury
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Increases endorphin secretion (the body's natural painkillers)
  • Improves posture
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Enhances skin condition
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

Mental/Emotional Benefits

  • Promotes relaxation and calmness
  • Fosters a positive attitude
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Relieves depression
  • Restores vital energy and alertness
  • Enhances calm and clear thinking
  • Satisfies the need for caring, nurturing touch
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
  • Enhances self-image
  • Fosters a feeling of inner peace

People find that therapeutic massage can help with a wide range of medical conditions, including:

  • Aching muscles
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, especially tension-related
  • Insomnia
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pregnancy and postpartum
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Scar tissue
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Surgery recovery
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint dysfunction

For a more in-depth discussion on the benefits of massage therapy, please contact your licensed massage therapist.