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The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is more than just a way to help someone relax. Studies continue to prove the physical and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session. Some of these benefits include:


Relieves Stress – By lowering your heart rate, you can gain more control over your cortisol (a hormone that is released when the body is stressed) and insulin levels.


Encourages relaxation – Massage therapy helps your body enter rest and recovery mode after a long day or workout.


Increases circulation to chronic/acute injury sites – This improves your body’s natural functions.


Improves posture - Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements.


Relaxes tight muscles – Chronic everyday overuse of the muscles can be addressed, as well as preventing post-workout muscle soreness.



Relieves headaches - Releases muscular tension in the neck and upper body that results in painful headaches. Headaches caused by muscle tension account for 90% of all headaches people get.


Enhances healthy immune functioning – Improves the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity (the activity level of the body’s “killer cells” that attack bacteria and infection) and decreases the number of T-cells. It also improves the body’s ability to get nourishment to important areas.



Promotes increased flexibility and range of motion – You can relieve tight and constricted joints. Stiffness caused by arthritis can cause limited range of motion.


Improves healing after injury and/or surgery – A massage pumps tissues with vital nutrients to aid in recovery when the body is healing from injury or surgery.


If you are interested in signing up for a relaxing massage here at East Highlands Fitness, please give us a call at 425-227-0900 or stop by the front desk today!

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