Some of the benefits of receiving a massage:
° alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
° assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
° ease medication dependence
° enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body's natural defense system
° exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscle
° 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 spasms and cramping
° relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
° release endorphins, amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller and relieve migraine pain.
Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year.