Cedar Ridge

Psychological Massage Benefits

Massage therapy has many benefits to your physical body, but you may not have thought about its benefits to your mind. The mind has the power to energize and rejuvenate the body, massage stimulates this function. While this may be regarded, on one level, as an instance of mind over matter, there is more to it than just that. The body and mind are not simply mechanical objects. They are energized matter and that matter, on another level, is pure energy, itself. There are energy centers in the brain that function better when the entire body is relaxed. Energy moves throughout the body with more efficiency, thus feeding the brain, and enhancing its capacity of rejuvenation.

Massage will help you manage chronic pain by increasing serotonin; reducing pain naturally. Massage increases deep sleep, range of motion, and lowers anxiety thus improves mood. It’s also been found to naturally lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and reduce anxiety.

Massage is one way to address illness on all of those levels and it can have a powerful effect on all kinds of disease conditions, even those generally thought of as being just physical, such as: Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel, Angina Pectoris, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Circulation, and Scar Reduction, and Ease Problems Associated with Pregnancy.

Massage creates an overall sense of well-being. Relaxation increases alertness and alleviates mental fog. It eases the anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers. Regular massage therapy can help to “re-wire” the brain in these cases, allowing for healing on a new level.

Learn more about our wonderful Massage Therapists by reading about them below.