Definition and Benefits of Massage

 

What is a Massage?

The word “massage” can be defined as a systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissue of the body for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining health.

In modern healthcare, massage has taken on an important role. It has been shown beneficial to:

  • reduce stress
  • enhance blood circulation
  • decrease pain
  • promote sleep
  • reduce swelling
  • enhance relaxation
  • increase oxygen capacity to the body

 

Benefits of Massage

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON MUSCLES

  • Relaxes muscle tension
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Reduces muscle soreness and fatigue
  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves performance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Tones weak muscles

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

  • Dilates blood vessels
  • Improves circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Promotes removal of waste products
  • Reduces heart and pulse rate
  • Increases red blood cell count
  • Increases white blood cell count

 

Prenatal Massage

During this time of your life it is important that you take care care of yourself.  Here are just a few of the benefits of visiting a therepist certified in prenatal massage:

  • Relieve swelling of the joints
  • Relieve stiff neck, back pain, leg cramps, etc
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve circulation
  • Better sleep

 

Prossage Lotion upgrade

When you add on the Prossage lotion upgrade, here is what you can expect:   A therapeutic massage including warm towels and then the use of the warming Prossage lotions to treat chronic pain, followed by warm towels again and finishing with Biofreeze topical analgesic.

 

Sugar Foot Scrub

The sugar foot scrub add on begins with warm towels applied to your feet and then your choice of a brown sugar or vanilla foot scrub followed by a hot towel cleanse and topped off with a shea butter foot massage.

 

If you have any questions concerning massage, please feel free to contact  Stacey Teeler, LMT at (865) 384-2016 or absolutemassageofknoxville@gmail.com