Benefits & Precautions

Physical Benefits

  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Promotes faster healing to sprains and strains
  • Improves posture
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

Mental Benefits

  • Provides a relaxed state of alertness
  • Reduces mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond better
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

Emotional Benefits

  • Satisfies the need for caring and nurturing touch
  • Creates a feeling of well-being
  • Enables a greater ease of emotional expression
  • Enhances self-image
  • Increases awareness of the mind-body connection

Precautions & Contraindications

There are some situations where massage therapy should be avoided and are not recommended. Always check with your Physician before receiving massage if you are being treated for a medical condition.

  • Any infectious disease (including a fever)
  • Phlebitis
  • Untreated high blood pressure
  • Certain cardiac conditions
  • Some skin conditions
  • Certain types of cancer