Commonly Asked Questions Health Maintenance Therapy
Massage stimulates blood and lymph flow to musculature. Blood is the breakfast, lunch and dinner to our soft tissue. It delivers oxygen and nutrients, delivering the 'good stuff' all the while flushing out the 'bad stuff'.
Massage therapy appears to have few risks when performed by a trained practitioner.
Scientific evidence points toward beneficial effects of regular massage on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions. These effects have been found to be short term and that people need to keep receiving massage treatments, and employ a home-based stretching and strengthening program, for continued benefits.
Much research on the effects of massage therapy has been carried out. For a great resource regarding the benefits of massage therapy, check out the NIH – Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
While often preliminary or conflicting, there is scientific evidence that massage may improve quality of life for people with:
- Anxiety/pain in relation to heart surgery
- Mental health
- Behavior of children with autism