Massage Benefits

Massage Benefits
Massage therapy has been used for centuries. Now you can enjoy this practice of the ages complemented with modern medical knowledge.

I am a colon cancer patient, and Monica has applied her reflexology skills to me. I had no expectations initially, and was delighted to find that these treatments do affect my whole body, providing widespread soothing and relaxation. There is even some mitigation of my neurologic side effects. Add to this Monica's therapeutic personality, and the benefits multiply."
Iain G. 58 years old

Massage is much more than just pampering. It is a great addition to any wellness and healthcare practice. Research has proven massage releases "feel good" endorphins and lessens the production of stress hormones like cortisol allowing for more disease fighting immune cells, natural killer cells, to flourish in your body. Massage has also been found effective in reducing anxiety, depression , headaches and pain.

So take a few deep breaths and allow the massage to help you feel better.

Each person's experience with massage is different and each session is unique. Your response may be stronger or less so than another person. Allow your body, mind and spirit to enjoy the session and feel what it may. The following are common benefits.

Benefits of Massage:

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Supports the spirit and body during Cancer treatments
  • Improves circulation
  • Raises endorphin levels
  • Lowers circulating levels of cortisol (a major stress hormone)
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Eases pain (acute and chronic) --Excellent for relieving back pain, arthritis pain, headaches
  • Encourages quicker recovery time after injury or after an event
  • Allows for better muscle performance during an event
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
  • Relieves and reduces occurrence of muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint range of motion and flexibility
  • Helps improve posture
  • Facilitates greater mindbody awareness
  • Enhances mental alertness and capacity for thinking and creativity
  • Helps to improve self image, body image
  • Creates a feeling of well being
  • Increases awareness of mind, body and spirit unity
  • Helps to relieve chronic fatigue as well as insomnia
  • Helps to relieve depression and its physical effects