Ballard Therapeutic Massage

Benefits of Massage

Touch is one of the five basic senses but is becoming more and more limited in this society as we spend more and more time with our computers. Massage has been used for centuries as a healing tool. Touch is a natural human reaction to pain and stress. We touch a painful area as a coping mechanism because our brains can only interpret one pain sensation at a time. We have scientific proof of the benefits of massage. There are physiological and psychological changes that occur in the body during every massage and even more so when massage becomes a regular part of one’s life. 

  • Increases circulation which ultimately leads to increased oxygen and nutrients in the bloodstream and therefore throughout the body.
  • Stimulates the flow of lymph tissue which is the body’s natural defense against toxins. Regular bodywork may assist in the bodies fight against influenzas, colds, and other invading cells that make us sick.
  • Relaxes muscle tissue.
  • Decreases and eliminates muscle spasms and cramping.
  •  Increases joint range of motion/flexibility.
  • Reduces recovery time from strenous exercise by eliminating lactic acid build up in the muscle tissue.
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, which has a plethora of positive effects on the body’s physiology.
  • Relieves headache tension.
  • Stimulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System-relaxation happens and allows our bodies an hour to unwind.
  • Improves the health of our largest organ-SKIN
  • Decreases Blood Pressure-Relaxation causes the heart and nervous system to slow down which ultimately decreases blood pressure.