Post by Michael Thiel-Paul, Remedial Massage Therapist
Massage therapy is an excellent wellness tool and can be incorporated as a regular part of a self-perpetuating healthy lifestyle including eating, exercising and sleeping well. The value of massage should not be diminished to simply enjoyable sensations experienced during the treatment (though this does offer benefits not to be discarded!). A brief list of the effects of massage on the body includes:
Decreased stress hormones
Reduced muscle tension
Assist digestive activity
Increased joint mobility
Improved vascular circulation
Lymphatic system stimulation
Promote postural balance
Because the benefits of massage are broad and varied, massage can be valuable to a wide spectrum
of people. Ranging from abating stress hormones for people prone to anxiety, to assisting injury recovery by promoting vascular and lymphatic circulation, and the common relieving of headaches and physical aches and pains by balancing the musculoskeletal system. An experienced professional massage therapist will have the knowledge and skills to effectively tailor the treatment to your individual needs.
Call RHP for experienced and professional massage therapists.