Throughout history, physicians and healers from all cultures and backgrounds have utilized the healing and restorative effects of massage in their medicinal practices. In modern day, massage therapists work alongside doctors as an integral part of the health care team. Countries such as Germany, China, and Japan either cover massage therapy with national health insurance or have massage wards in their hospitals. In the United States, the medicinal use of massage began to decline in the early part of the 20th century as pharmaceutical, technological, and surgical medicine began rapidly evolving.

Alas! We must not forget all that massage therapy has to offer! There are numerous varieties and techniques of massage that focus on relieving different pains and discomforts. For example, techniques such as deep tissue massage can alleviate chronic muscle pain and significantly reduce inflammation from arthritis. In addition, an aromatherapy massage can improve circulation, help heal wounds, detoxify the skin, and encourage relaxation. A plethora of scientific studies have shown that the effects of a good massage go much deeper than the skin. A massage can be invigorating or sedating, depending which type you receive.

Whatever benefit you are looking to obtain from a massage, we hope you will give CNY Healing Arts the opportunity to provide it to you. Click here to contact the location nearest to you and schedule a massage session today. See below the many benefits you can enjoy!

Benefits of Massage Therapy:

  • Improves circulation of blood
  • Increase of blood flow to stiff and aching muscles
  • Greater ease of movement
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Unblocks stagnant life energy and opens the body
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Improves general tone
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Creates body awareness
  • Relieves mental and physical fatigue
  • Triggers the body’s natural release of pain-killing endorphins
  • Improves circulation of lymphatic fluid
  • Releases toxins
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Releases tension
  • Reduces stress and anxiety, promotes relaxation: helps decrease blood pressure and heart rate
  • Increases energy and motivation
  • Helps alleviate joint pain
  • Stimulates internal organs
  • Helps speed up healing from strained muscles and pulled ligaments
  • Reduces swelling
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Assists with healing of wounds
  • Aids rehabilitation
  • Improve posture
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and eye-strain