Getting a massage can do you a world of good. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, receiving massage frequently can do even more. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Massage therapy benefits every system of the body. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible benefits. These benefits include:
· Alleviate low back pain
· Lessen depression and anxiety
· Improves circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues
· Lowers blood pressure and calms the nervous system
· Reduce spasms and cramping
· Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
· Reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia
· Improve range of motion
· Enhance sleep quality and reduce fatigue
· Improve concentration
· Relieve stress and headaches
· Helps rid the body of toxins and waste products
· Promotes the body’s ability to heal itself
· Encourage muscle relaxation
Find out more about the benefits of massage therapy.
Types of massages offered at the Family Fitness Center.
Read about the Family Fitness Center’s two licensed massage therapists: Amber Spencer
Massage rates and packages.