Benefits of Massage Therapy

benefits of massage

Massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles, improve blood flow and movement of lymph fluid through the body, facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues. A very effective, relaxing treatment for neck, shoulder, back, hip and other muscular and joint pain, headaches, as well as other chronic and acute conditions.

Swedish massage- Foundation upon which most modern massage styles have developed. It is what comes to mind when most people think of massage. Performed on a table with the client under a sheet. The therapist uses oil, smooth gliding strokes and rhythmic kneading with light to medium pressure to relax muscles. Because it is a very relaxing and soothing style of massage, it is great for stress reduction.

Swedish massage employs five different movements

  • long, gliding strokes
  • kneading of individual muscles
  • friction
  • hacking or tapping
  • vibration
  • Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots. Deep tissue massage flushes toxins from your body and enhances the immune system.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments, reduces pain and swelling, and reduces formation of excessive scar tissue

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Relieves or alleviates headaches
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Source: American Massage Therapy Association

Our skilled massage therapists listen to your needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience.

Time Out for You Massage Therapy invites you to experience the rejuvenating benefits of therapeutic massage today and discover the positive effect it can have on your body and your well-being.