Some of the benefits of the massage therapy that we offer:

Relieves Stress

Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels, all of which help reduce daily stress.

Improves Posture

Massage can relax and loosen the muscles made sore by bad posture, allowing your body to position itself in its natural-and pain-free-posture. With regular massage the muscles are loosened and relaxed and joints have greater freedom and pressure points are relieved.

Lower Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that receiving regular massages can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure, decrease salivary and urinary cortisol stress-hormone levels. This in turn lessens depression, anxiety and hostility, as well as many other benefits.

Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion

By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.

Enhances Post-Operative Rehab

Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This makes massage therapy a great supplement to post-operative rehabilitation.

Encourages Relaxation

During a massage, a safe touch is an invitation to relax. This, together with pain relief, generally produces a "relaxation response." The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax.

Improves Circulation

There are two main types of circulation within the body, the circulation of lymph flow and the circulation of blood flow. When circulation is poor conditions such as swelling, tightness, tension and pain can increase. During a massage, the stimulation of improved circulation occurs when pressure is applied to ares of the body.

Relaxes Muscles

Massages, especially deep tissue, realign the muscular scar tissue in the expected direction of alignment of the muscle fibers. Scar tissues grow like a cross hatch when the muscle goes through wear and tear. This impedes regular movement because these tissues interfere with the muscle fibers' plane of movement.

Relieves Headaches

Massage helps to relieve headaches by easing muscle tension, relieving muscle spasms, releasing shortened muscles and relaxing tension held in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck. When muscle tension eases, there is less pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that supply them.

Improves Rehab after Injury

Massage improves rehabilitation after an injury by encouraging circulatory movement and relaxing muscles. Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the rehabilitating injured area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.

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Health Disclaimer: 
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is not a substitute for appropriate medical/psychiatric care. I, Melissa Genovese LMT, strive to help you achieve your goals using complementary and alternative methods in conjunction with your primary care provider's supervision. I do not diagnose or prescribe.