Benefits of Massage

It’s second nature to comfort a friend by rubbing her shoulder, or to instinctively rub your big toe to ease pain after stubbing it. Massage therapy operates on a similar premise, and has been used throughout the ages for relaxation, pain management, and healing.

Stress Management

In today’s fast-paced world, we all feel the effects of stress on our bodies. Whether it’s a tension headache, tight shoulder and neck muscles, fatigue, or generalized anxiety, stress takes a toll on us. Experts have even estimated that 90% of disease is stress-related. Fortunately, massage is a simple and effective tool for managing this stress, which means you can experience:

  • Decreased Anxiety and Depression
  • Higher Quality of Sleep
  • Enhanced Energy
  • Improved Concentration and Memory
  • Reduced Fatigue

Pain Management

While some seek out massage therapy to simply relax and relieve stress, just as many are looking for relief from pain. Whether you have a physically strenuous job, overdid it at the gym, or have an illness or injury, chances are that massage therapy can alleviate your symptoms and promote healing. Useful for all the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Stretch and exercise weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Relieve migraine pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • Improve skin conditions
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks

Mom-To-Be

For expectant mothers, massage has been shown to assist with shorter labor, less need for medication, and less anxiety, as well as relieving the discomforts of a woman’s changing body. In addition, studies also showed that women who receive regular massages throughout their pregnancy have shorter hospital stays and less complications with their pregnancy and deliveries.

The Older Population

In addition to all of the benefits that naturally accompany massage, many typical health conditions that arise with age can be treated as well, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle and bone deterioration
  • Respiratory problems

Whether you’re looking to relieve stress, alleviate pain, or just want a session of pampering, Sage Sisters Massage Therapy is here to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.