Massage offers non -invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal.

Here are the benefits of massage :

  • Enhance circulation and the body delivers more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Stimulates the flow of lymph , the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders . For example , for breast cancer patients , massage has been shown to help fight against multiplying of cancer cells
  • Increasing blood circulation in the bloodstream and the lymphatic
  • Relax the Injured and overused muscles
  • Reduces spasms and cramping
  • Increase flexibility of joints
  • Shorten recovery time , helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete
  • Releases endorphins ( the body’s natural painkillers ) – massage is used in chronic illness and recovery from injury but after surgery to control and relieve pain
  • Reduces post- surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred
  • Improves flexibility and decreases discomfort for patients suffering from minor back pain
  • Relieves pain from migraine sufferers and decreases the likelihood of medication
  • Involve exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles
  • Shorten labor pregnant women, alleviates depression and anxiety and expedites recovery 


Beyond the benefits obtained on specific conditions or diseases , some people enjoy massage because it involves a comfort and a sense of care and pleasure.

Despite its benefits , massage should not replace regular medical care .