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Physical and Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

Whether seeking relief for a medical condition, searching for a method to help deal with the stresses of daily life or wanting to maintain good health, more and more Americans are turning to therapeutic massage.

Massage doesn't just feel good, it reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increased blood circulation, relaxes muscles and increases endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.

"Eighty percent of disease is stress-related, and massage reduces stress."

Physical Benefits of therapeutic Massage
* Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
* Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
* Fosters faster healing
* Helps relieve tension-related headaches
* Strengthens the immune system

Massage balances the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed by the individual at the time of the massage. Headaches, insomnia, arthritis, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome and minor aches and pains are some of the problems that can respond to massage therapy.

If you would like additional information
on how massage therapy can help you,
please call our office in Portland at (503) 421-5172