Massage Therapy in Albany, GA
Beneficial Effects of Massage
Enhances General Health.
Therapeutic massage can be an important part of the health maintenance plan. It helps keep the body and the mind functioning optimally.
- Promotes well- nourished and healthy skin.
- Improves circulation of blood and lymph
- Improves immune system functioning
- Improves energy flow
Reduces the Negative Effects of Stress
Therapeutic massage helps reduce the physical and mental effects of stress and anxiety known to accelerate the aging process.
How Massage Helps
Therapeutic massage helps the body recover from the stresses of strenuous exercise, and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning. The physiological benefits of massage include improved blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation, and general relaxation. These in turn lead to removal of waste products and better cell nutrition, normalization and greater elasticity of tissues, deactivation of trigger points and faster healing of injuries. It all adds up to relief from soreness and stiffness, better flexibility, and less potenial for future injury.
In addition to general recovery, massage may also focus on specific muscles used in a sport or fitness activity. For example, areas of greater stress for runners and dancers are in the legs, for swimmers in the upper body, for tennis players in the arms. These areas are more likely to be tight, lose flexibility, and develop trigger points.