What are the benefits of massage therapy?
- Stress reduction. Massage decreases the heart rate & improves circulation.
- Increased recovery rate.
- Massage can decrease muscle soreness by flushing away built up metabolites, such as lactic acid.
- Increased flexibility
- Patient education on stretching techniques or by decreasing tissue adhesions.
- Postural awareness.
- Reduction of disease reinforcing behaviors by patient education.
- Prevention of new injuries.
- Decreased fluid retention.