Best time to get a massage - Massage therapy is most effective when you are feeling perfectly healthy. Your body has a memory. If you allow your body to be on dysfunctional position for a long period of time, it will go back to that position even after the problem has been resolved.

The nervous system monitors our blood pressure, rate of breathing, digestive phases, and relates this information to the brain which, in turn, transmits signals through nerve pathways to keep the body in balance. Massage and body work, with their great variety of healing strokes, can be very effective in balancing the nervous system and restoring homeostasis (physical balance and equilibrium). The skin and muscles contain many nerve endings and connections, and the soothing, balancing, healing touch of massage is relayed by them to every part of the body to bring relief and promote well-being.

Massage can stretch and regenerate the muscles restoring normal elasticity and strength. Sports people, for example, greatly benefit from massage treatment. So can everyone else; the young to grow up with healthy muscles and the old to avoid flabbiness, muscle wastage and weakness.

Massage also exerts a beneficial pumping action on the circulatory system by gently squeezing and releasing the muscles and circulatory vessels that pass through it. This improves blood circulation by favoring the exchange, at a cellular level, of fresh nutrient-full blood, to blood that is carrying toxins away from the cell.

It works in the same way on the lymphatic system by assisting the passage of lymph (fluid carrying nutrients and white blood cells to body tissue, and waste matter away from them) into the bloodstream and thus promoting detoxification. In this way, massage exerts an important influence on the regenerative and cleansing capabilities of the body.

The other benefits of therapeutic massage are:
   
The Skin Skeletal System
  • Improves tone and elasticity
  • Improves skin nourishment
  • Aids in normalizing glandular functions
  • Relieves stiff joints
  • Assists in proper body alignment
Muscular System Circulatory System
  • Reduces fibrosis and adhesions in fibers
  • Assists in maintaining flexibility
  • Can relax and stimulate fibers
  • Relieves tension and stiffness
  • Improves cell nutrition
  • Improves cell oxygen supply (10-15%)
  • Decreases blood pressure
Nervous System Lymphatic System
  • Stimulate nerves
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Promotes a state of well-being
  • Increases circulation
  • Flushes out toxins and metabolic waste
  • Reduces cellulite
Athletes  
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieves tight and sore muscles
  • Decreases recovery time after exercises or injury