Massage therapy loosens contracted muscles thus easing the strain on vital organs. Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling, numbness or pain. Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles and connective tissue, improving your range of motion and flexibility. Massage therapy has an amazing effect on the nervous system relaxing your body's muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return to normal, calming the nervous system. Massage therapy lifts the spirit and helps soothe discomfort.
Muscles can become tight and ineffective for many reasons. Over time, stress, injury, poor circulation, overuse and misuse can cause pain and discomfort as well as restrict your range of motion. When left unattended these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality of every day life. Massage therapy enhances well-being, wellness, prevention and the basic need of human touch. Mental stress has been shown to make people more susceptible to physical illness. The relaxation techniques of a massage aim to ease the mind as well as the body.
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