Massage therapy treats specific conditions as well as affecting the body as a whole, contributing to a natural sense of well-being.
The therapeutic effects of massage therapy benefit people of all ages – men, women, infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly. It can provide relief and in many instances recovery from a wide variety of mild to acute conditions.
Massage Therapy aids in restoring normal function of the soft tissues in the body (muscles and joints)
Massage therapy has direct and indirect affects on many the systems of the body.
Circulatory System (Blood and Lymph)
Massage Therapy increases circulation to all parts of the body therefore improving the supply of nutrients to the body tissues and promoting elimination of waste products.
Massage Therapy reduces muscular tension which aids in healing from trauma and injury, helps in improving and maintaining proper body posture. Massage helps in conserving muscle tone and flexibility thus preventing harmful repetitive strain injuries. Massage Therapy for the stomach muscles and intestines assists in digestion.
Massage Therapy helps to alleviate tension and promotes relaxation as well as relieves pain.
Massage Therapy improves deep breathing and can help people with chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis to name a few.
Massage Therapy encourages relaxation and body awareness.
Everyone can benefit from Massage Therapy especially people
in physically demanding jobs (especially repetitive strains or maintaining a constant position)
with whiplash injuries
who are athletes
with arthritis, stiff joints, TMJ and/or myofascial pain
who are partially disabled, or incapacitated persons
who are concerned about their health and well-being
pregnant mothers and infants
who are receiving palliative care
Learn more at the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia.