For the past 21 years, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has sponsored outreach and awareness events during the month of October to spread the word about the many wonderful benefits of massage for health and wellness.
Massage Therapy Awareness Week is designed to raise public awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage and encourage everyone across the country to seek massage therapy for stress relief, pain management and general health.
In honor of Massage Therapy Awareness Week, we’d like to share a summary of the many health benefits of massage therapy.
The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.
Massage therapy improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.
In addition to Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal massage, we offer therapeutic DragonFire™ Cupping, aromatherapy enhanced massage, Sonic Gong sound healing enhanced massage, and others. Each person is unique, so we aim to have options for everyone!
So, please help us spread the word and share the gift of therapeutic massage among your friends and family. You can find a list of all our current specials here or purchase gift certificates online in various dollar amounts.
If you have any questions, please let us know.