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Massage Therapy

  • Dilates the blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion through the body.
  • Increases the number of red blood cells, especially in cases of anemia.
  • Acts as a mechanical cleanser, stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
  • Relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension.
  • Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction.
  • Improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
  • May have a sedative, stimulating, or even exhausting effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of treatment.
  • By improving general circulation, increases nutrition of the tissues.
  • Increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products.
  • Stretches connective tissue, improves its circulation and nutrition and so breaks down, or prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
  • Improves the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful deposits. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain.
  • Helps to reduce adema (or swelling) of the extremities.
  • Disperses the edema (swelling) following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and facilitates movement.