Carmen Johnson Muscular Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Many recent scientific studies have shown that regular monthly massages can be beneficial to our mental, emotional and physical health.  Regular massages has been proven to provide relief to people of all ages and all walks of life: from competitive athletes to the over-stressed business person.

What can a professional massage do for you....

  • provide a soothing relaxation to deep therapy for specific physical muscular dysfunctions.
  • relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety.
  • increase the nourishing blood supply to your tissue.
  • improve energy and productivity
  • aid in  recovery from sprains and strained ligaments and tendons
  • ease many of the uncomfortable stresses of child bearing; including edema, backaches and exhaustion
  • relieve certain repetitive motion injuries related to on-the job activites
  • decrease the pain associated with body dysfunctions; such as frozen shoulder syndrome, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), carpal tunnel syndrome, and Oshlogers syndrome

If you are a person who, because of age, injury or illness is forced to remain inactive, massage is a great way to compensate for lack of exercise and muscular contractions.

A Healthy response to massage...

  • hasten the elimination of waste and toxins stored within your muscles
  • increases the interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells
  • heighten the oxygenation of tissue
  • stimulate the relaxation response within your nervous system

These can all help:

  • strengthen your immune system
  • improve your posture
  • increase your joint flexibility and range of movement
  • lower your blood pressure or sugars

There are some instances when the use of massage might not be appropriated, be sure to consult your physician before initiating any massage program.  An experienced massage therapist will also be able to tell you if massage is contraindicated or appropriate.