East Hill Therapeutic Massage - A massage for every stage of your life!
Massage has so many benefits to the body's various systems.  Some of the most profound benefits are:
 
General Benefits:
Massage feels good, it is pleasurable.
Increases body awareness.
Reduces stress.
Calms the nervous system and has a centering effect.
Relaxes and clears the mind.
Relieves tension-related headaches.
Helps to improve posture.
Massage helps to fulfill the need for a caring and nurturing touch.
Promotes self-esteem and a feeling of well-being.
Reduces levels of anxiety.
Increases the awareness of the body-mind connection and emotional awareness.
 
Circulatory System's Benefits:
Produces a dilation of the blood vessels thereby improving circulation.
Speeds the elimination of the waste products of metabolism.
Helps to reduce swelling.
Increases the number of red blood cells in circulation.
Massage has the overall effect of lowering blood pressure.
Facilitates tissue healing through the enhancement of circulation.
Reduces the pulse rate.
Massage can break the cycle of spasm and pain by decreasing both.
 
Musculoskeletal Systems' Benefits:
Increases the blood supply and nutrition to the muscles.
Helps muscles recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue.
Relaxes muscles, reducing spasm, tension and cramping.
Reduces adhesions and fibrosis.
Improves circulation and nutrition of the joints
Helps to reestablish proper tone in muscles.
Reduces joint strain and compression through releasing tight muscles
Increases ease and efficiency of movement.
Massage can stimulate muscle contraction.
 
Nervous System's Benefits:
Stimulates the touch, pressure and proprioceptive receptors of the skin and underlying tissue.
Massage can have a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of treatment given.
Known to affect the neurotransmitters of the brain and increase endorphin secretion. 
•Reduce nerve entrapment through the release of soft tissue or muscular binding.
Reduce nerve root compression caused by muscular tension.
 
Lymphatic System's Benefits:
• Increases tissue fluid and lymphatic circulation thus reducing swelling and enhancing the immune and filtering activities of this system.
Increases venous and lymphatic flow.
Reduces swelling by enhancing lymphatic circulation.
 
Excretory System's Benefits:
Massage increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products of protein metabolism, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.
Massage can facilitate elimination through the large intestines by mechanically stimulating peristalsis and improving tone.
 
Skin's Benefits:
Helps to reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing its circulation and improve its nutrition.
 
Respiratory System's Benefits:
Massage deepens and normalizes the breathing pattern through relaxation, and release of tension in the breathing structures, both the rib cage and the muscles of respiration.
Massage can be used to relieve congestion in the lungs through percussive and compressive movements.
 
Digestive System's Benefits:
• Stimulates peristalsis and can reduce cramping or spasm in the digestive tract.
Supports healthy digestion through its stress releasing effects.
 
East Hill Therapeutic Massage               
Judy Visser, LMP #MA60173733
Kent, WA  98030
 
Phone:  253-486-8496
 
 
 
 
 
 
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