Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is more than relaxing me-time. Studies
continue to prove the physical, and emotional benefits of even a single massage
therapy session. As the number of proven health benefits grows, so do the
number patients who turn to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for a more
How Can Massage Therapy Be Medically Beneficial?
Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and
insulin levels–all of which help reduce daily stress.
Relax. Reset. Repeat. Massage has been shown to help the
body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode: an effect that lingers long after
the massage is over.
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to
correct. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get
your posture back on track.
The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through
congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting improved body
Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any
other medical condition. But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure
naturally is massage therapy.
Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at
the office is the culprit. Massage gets to the root of persistent pain by
relaxing tense muscles.
Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion
more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible
and less prone to injury.
Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing
One of the telltale signs of anxiety and stress is
constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in reliving
respiratory issues and training the body how to relax
45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and
migraines. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the
chance and frequency of headaches.
Strengthens the Immune System
Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase
the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural
Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into
tissues and vital organs. This makes massage therapy a great supplement to
Improves Rehabilitation After Injury
Rehabilitation can be frustrating. A continual massage
program can accelerate the recovery process, as well as help you relax and stay