Psychological Benefits of Massage

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage – benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles.

Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind – there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply mere luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you

1. Increases a sense of well-being

2. Alleviates mental and nervous exhaustion

3. Deepens awareness of self, breath, movement

4. Reduces mental stress

5. Improves mood

6. Helps release long-held patterns of trauma and grief

7. Enhances psychotherapeutic & spiritual growth

8. Increases a sense of vitality, energy & mental alertness

9. Prepares one mentally for work/athletic performance

10. Decreases depression

11. Fosters peace of mind

12. Improves ability to respond to everyday stress

13. Enhances capacity for creative thought

14. Satisfies basic need for soothing, nurturing touch

15. Reduces anxiety
16. Increases awareness of mind-body connection

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