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Benefits of Massage

Columbus Ohio Swedish and Sports Massage

Swedish Massage Benefits

What are Swedish Massage benefits? Massage therapy works wonders not only for relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief; massage therapy benefits all systems of the body.

Massage Therapy Benefits

  • Massage enhances well being and body awareness
  • Renewed sense of energy
  • Increases mental alertness
  • Relaxation may assist emotional expression and release
  • Helps satisfy the need of human caring and nurturing touch.


Massage Benefits for all systems of the body:

Massage therapy affects Cardiovascular System:

  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves delivery and removal of blood product
  • Red blood cells increase in number and oxygenating capacity
  • Presence of white blood cells increase during massage resulting in body becoming more effective against disease
  • Reduces lymphedema
  • Reduces ischemia

Massage Therapy benefits Skin:

  • Improves skin condition, texture and tone
  • Helps reduce scars formations

Massage benefits for nervous and endocrine systems

  • Can stimulate or soothe nervous system
  • Decreases pain by increasing output of endorphin, enkephalin and other pain reducing neurochemicals
  • Inhibits pain by interfering with pain receptors
  • Relieves pain and referred pain from hypersensitive trigger poins
  • Increases delta brain waves and decreases beta waves which results in better problem solving
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Decreases insomnia
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces stress hormones (norepinepherine and cortisole
  • Stimulates the production of hormones including Human Growth Hormone
    Raised dopamine and serotonin levels lowers depression

Massage therapy benefits Muscular System

  • Relieves muscular restrictions, tightness, stiffness, and spasm
  • Mechanically stretches and broadens tissue
  • Increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients available to muscles
  • Promotes rapid waste disposal

Massage benefits for Respiration

  • Loosens and discharges phlegm
  • Increases vital capacity and pulmonary function

Massage therapy benefits Digestion and Elimination

  • Relieves colic and intestinal gas
  • Promotes circulation of colon – relieves constipation
  • Stimulates digestion

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