Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.

These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.  Some of these are listed below.

Massage therapy decreases pain in the following areas:
Treat and manage the following symptoms:
Has the following effect on emotional and psychological issues:
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tendon and muscle tears
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy-related back pain and other discomfort
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sore or overused muscles (prevents and treats)
  • Muscle injury (offers rehabilitation)
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • Reduces risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Lower stress levels
  • Lessening of depression
  • Reduced anger and aggression
  • Improved sleep patterns and decreased sleep disturbance
  • Enhances immune system
  • Improves athletic performance and enhances recovery
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