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Providing therapeutic massage and spa treatments to South Lake Tahoe in room at your hotel or Tahoe vacation home

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Benefits of Massage

The National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, a national resource for molecular biology information, offers a literature citation database called PubMed. Over 8,000  citations and abstracts about massage are currently available in the PubMed database. Much needed research concerning the effects and benefits of massage is exploding.

The most widely accepted benefits of massage include:

  • Relax tense, contracted muscles
    Stimulate healthy skin tone
    Decrease pain and soreness
    Break up cellulite, fibrous tissue, and scar tissue
    Give relief from edema
    Ease constipation
    Calm nerves and anxiety
    Lower blood pressure
    Restore a sense of well-being
    Stimulates the release of endorphins, the “feel good” molecules
    Balance energy
    Relieve minor tensions
    Increase joint range of motion
    Accelerate the body’s natural self-repair capacities
    Stimulate the immune system
    Tone organs
    Increase the amount of white blood cells to fight infection
    Stimulate muscles to counteract atrophy
    Disperse accumulations of lactic acid and carbon dioxide
     Increase oxygen consumption
    Increase the movement of blood and lymph through the body
    Increase vascular circulation
    Increase urinary excretion of nitrogen and phosphorous

All this...and it feels great too!

The Massage Therapy Foundation database is an excellent resource for scientific research on the effects and benefits of massage.
For more on the benefits of massage on soreness see our March 14, 2007 Blog post What is muscle soreness and how can massage help?


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