Benefits of massage as listed by the "Experts" can be found below. Feedback on the benefits of bodywork/massage as experienced by clients at Time To Relax:
"Excellent! Addressed the problem that I was having on my left side. I didn't want a massage, I wanted to work on knotted up muscles and got the job done. Felt better than I've felt in a couple of months. Going back again" Vince
"I met with Chris to experience her specialized techniques in Myofasical Release. Chris did a great job of reading the body and providing a more permanent solution with MFR than traditional massage would do. I am excited to send more clients her way as now I know she is unique and affective in her style" Jolene, PT
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
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 muscles.
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 postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.