Dr. Alicia Duek > Massage


Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
· Fosters peace of mind
· Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
· Helps relieve mental stress
· Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
· Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

Emotional Benefits
· Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
· Fosters a feeling of well-being
· Reduces levels of anxiety
· Creates body awareness
· Increases awareness of mind-body connection

Physical Benefits
· Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
· Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
· Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
· Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
· Reduces muscle spasms
· Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
· Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
· Promotes deeper and easier breathing
· Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
· Reduces blood pressure
· Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
· Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
· Improves posture
· Strengthens the immune system
· Treats musculoskeletal problems
· Rehabilitation after injury