What are the Health Benefits of Massage Therapy?

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Professional Massage Therapy Sessions Health Tips Inver Grove Heights MNHaving your muscles worked on can feel good, but what are the health benefits of massage?

There are both physical and mental benefits to having your muscles worked on.  For example:

Physiologically there is something called the thixotropic effect.  That’s when muscle cells and interstitial fluid get moved around.  It’s essentially the fluid in our bodies that keeps us going and helps maintain wellness.

If you stay sedentary the muscles get harder and will tend to restrict.  That’s when we start having pain and chronic conditions.  Getting rid of those muscle knots will help your state of mind as well and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

When your emotions are out of balance, physiologically YOU are out of balance. You get to be quiet. It’s almost like meditation. You get to really get in touch with who you are and your well-being.

This holds true with virtually every form of massage including Swedish Massage TherapyDeep Tissue Massage TherapySports Massage TherapyHot Stone Massage TherapyMyofascial Massage Therapy, and even rehab massage after surgery.

Often, with any form of massage, there’s a degree of discomfort that eventually leads to comfort.

Professional athletes also use massage to help with circulation, range of motion and to prevent injuries.

Have you considered giving the gift of massage to friends and family for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays?  Contact Alen for more information!