Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

The health benefits of massage therapy are numerous and noteworthy. In a recent survey, indications are that over 20 million American adults and 1 million American children have received massage therapy in the past year. The reasons for this are many. A few will be discussed here. Some of the more prominent health benefits are as follows.

knee painPain Relief:

Simple pain relief continues to drive people to massage therapy. My neck hurts, my back hurts, and my head aches are driving me crazy. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Plus, good health requires that I take fewer pain pills if possible. Don’t you always feel comforted from your pain after a massage? I do!

Sports Injury Rehabilitation:

We’re not getting any younger and our body reminds us of this truth every time we try to act like we are 19 years old again. Remember those teen age years when bumps and bruises were gone the next day. Gradually, as we age those gifts of youth disappear. We begin to use gentle pain relief pills. Then we progress into the prescription class. This is where the danger begins. These prescription drugs (Pain Killers) are only intended for temporary use. In a short period of time they can become very habit forming. DANGER! DANGER! DANGER! Massage therapy can offer an alternative choice during the rehabilitation period. It also offers a health alternative to these pills. Not only do massages feel good, they can increase circulation and blood flow which is essential for your body to repairing itself. At the very least it may reduce the quantity and time required to take these prescription drugs.

woman with back painReduce Stress:

Stress is without a doubt a very serious health condition. It causes lots of things to go off track in our bodies. Blood Pressure rises, muscles begin to tighten, head aches occur, and our temper is on edge. These all by themselves can cause serious damage to your body. A warm relaxing massage almost always reduces stress levels. “A body without stress is a much happier body than one with stress” said a wise man one day. Me!

The health benefits mentioned above are general in nature and suffered by nearly everyone from time to time. If these symptoms occur more often than occasionally a consultation with your doctor may be in order. In the meantime enjoy the health benefits of massage therapy. There are many reasons to get a massage. My favorite is “Because I want to”.


chair-massageChair Massage ~

This massage aids in circulation to muscles of the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and hands, which are stressed daily.

A chair massage session may take place at your office or ours.  Miracle Massage provides you with a 15 to 20 minutes seated massage in a portable, ergonomic chair. The therapist will focus on the neck, shoulder, back, arms, and hands. Each session is done fully clothed with no oil so you and your employees can go right back to work!

Benefits of Chair Massage

  • Boosts energy, alertness, and productivity
  • Increases Circulation
  • Reduces muscle tension and pain
  • Helps prevent Repetitive-Stress Injuries
  • Relaxes and rejuvenates
  • Relieves emotional stress


Relaxation Massage ~

A full body massage ~ normally 60 minutes

This full body massage is for relaxation and stress reduction. It aids in blood circulation and reduces muscle tension

Therapeutic Massage ~

A full body massage working in a particular pain area including stretches ~ normally 60 minutes

Therapeutic Session ~

A full body therapeutic massage including stretches of all muscles ~ normally 75 minutes

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Therapeutic Massage ~

Also known as Medical Massage, is a type of massage that helps muscles heal. Chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists normally request this type of massage along with specific exercises that the patient is required to perform to aid in the healing process.

The areas of the body that are worked on at Miracle Massage are the neck, back, upper extremities, and the lower extremities. This massage is for clients suffering from all sorts of muscular pain.

Stress and Anxiety Reduction
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), therapeutic massage has been found to foster peace of mind, promote a relaxed state of mental alertness, help relieve mental stress, improve ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately, reduce levels of anxiety, and increase awareness of mind-body connection. Studies have shown that medical students who were massaged before an exam experienced a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates. Cancer patients were found to have a similar reduction of anxiety levels.

Focus and Attention
Research studies have found that office workers who receive regular massages perform better at their job tasks than those who did not receive regular massages. Additionally, office workers who were regularly massaged were more alert and less stressed than those who weren’t regularly massaged. Another study performed on autistic children showed that massage could promote a reduction in the erratic behavior common among autistic individuals.

Pain Relief
It’s fairly common for pregnant women to undergo massage therapy in order to alleviate the discomfort associated with pregnancy. Additionally, athletes frequently get massaged to alleviate muscle pain. Massage has been proven to reduce the pain and swelling caused by strained muscles and sprained ligaments. Additionally, it helps to relieve tension-related headaches and headaches related to eye strain.

Rehabilitation and Healing
Therapeutic massage can stimulate weak and inactive muscles resulting in a faster, more complete recovery from an illness or injury in which inactivity causes muscle deterioration. Massage has also been shown to promote weight gain in both premature and HIV-exposed infants.

General Health
Massage improves blood circulation and lymph fluid movement. It decreases blood pressure and strengthens the immune system. People who receive regular massages have greater joint flexibility and range of motion. Massage enhances athletic performance, promotes deeper and easier breathing, enhances the health and nourishment of the skin, and improves posture.

While the physical benefits of therapeutic massage are great, perhaps the most notable effects of therapeutic massage are its emotional benefits. Many of the ailments found among persons in today’s society are stress-related. Massage has been found to be extremely effective in stress and anxiety reduction, and it has also been proven to reduce the symptoms and feelings of depression. In fact, studies have shown that women who had recently experienced the death of a child were less depressed after being massaged. People who rely on prescription medications to relieve symptoms of anxiety or depression may benefit by indulging in a weekly massage session.

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Therapeutic Cupping ~

This technique is used over the entire body to work on sore, achy muscles. Therapeutic cupping uses suction in order to get deep within the body’s tissues to release the toxins that build up within the system. Once these toxins are released, the therapist moves them through the lymphatic system so that the body can dispose of them accordingly.

Facial Cupping ~

Facial cupping is used only on the face and can make the client look younger – often in just one visit. The technique also loosens up the toxins in the face where the therapist may move them through the lymphatic system so that the body disposes of them.

This is truly an amazing technique that does not harm the skin. There are no injections or punctures! This removes fine lines around the eyes and lips and makes the face look younger without the use of injections.

~ Cupping helps with the following ~

Colds & Flu • Headaches • Arthritis • Rheumatism • Sciatica • High Blood Pressure •
Stoke &  Arteriosclerosis • Bronchial asthma & congestion • Relieves gastrointestinal symptoms; such as stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome •
Anxiety & Insomnia • Dermatological disorders • Post-injury trauma • Post-surgery adhesion’s • Cellulite • Musculoskeletal problems: pain, spasms, cramps, tightness, numbness, stiffness of the back and neck • Chronic gastric pain • Vertigo • Menopausal discomforts • Activates the skin,
clears stretch marks, and wrinkles and improves varicose veins

Since the techniques use negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, superior bodywork ranging from MFR and deep tissue work to MLD is easily accomplished. The suction of the cups rapidly facilitates rigid soft tissue release by stretching it up from underlying structures, thus loosening areas of adhesion or restriction, activating muscle spindle reflexes that relax contractile tissue and retraining the myofascial structures. Further, it stimulates the nervous system reflex to the cerebral cortex, contributing to an increased rate of recovery from pain and disease.

The effects are remarkable on hypecuppingrtonicity and aching muscles and activate the secretion of synovial fluids, which release joint stiffness in ways not possible using the pressure of traditional massage. It concurrently creates localized expansion of tissue, producing a profound vasodilatation reaction – drawing blood flow to areas of ischemic pain, raising skin temperature, promoting metabolism within the skin tissue for better functioning of sweat and sebaceous glands, flushing capillary beds, draining stagnant blood, toxins and lymph, and re-supplying vital nutrients.

Its use in beauty therapy is based around promoting hormone production, encouraging blood and the secretion of digestive fluids and increased peristaltic movements in the bowels and internal organs, thus removing harmful toxins that speed up the aging process and other degenerative conditions. Another effective application of the cupping technique is in the treatment of cellulite. A very light suction provides drainage, while heaver application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesion’s or “dimpling”. The thighs and hip region should be cupped prior to a wrapping procedure to enhance the absorption of topical products.

Another application of Negative Pressure Massage include an extraordinary face lift and drainage treatment and the addition of new equipment that include negative and positive polarity magnet make Biomagnetic Therapy potentials tremendous.

Benefits to the Recipient ~

  1. Deep tissue work and release without discomfort
  2. Moves stagnation and drains fluidscupping-deep-tissue
  3. Relieves Inflammation
  4. Nervous System Sedation
  5. Breaks Up and Expels Congestion
  6. Stretches Muscle and Connective Tissues
  7. Loosens Adhesion’s
  8. Pulls blood supply to the Skin
  9. Facilitates the movement of Qi and Blood systemically and locally
  10. Dispels wind, damp and cold to treat muscle and join pain, stiffness, and arthritis
  11. Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluid
  12. Treats excess heat conditions, fever, stress, depression and anxiety
  13. Cleans the blood and lymph and helps to balance PH levels


E-Stimulation ~

This massage is intended to assist the client to better health. This technique uses a tool with a small amount of electricity in order to help the muscle release.


Benefits of Massage

benefits of MassageSpecific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effect. Research shows us that with massage, the following benefits are received:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping
  • Preterm infants have improved weight gain

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch ~ which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.