Center for Muscular Therapy
John Balletto, LMT (RI Lic MT-00194)
Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Efficient circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Affect immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and lengthen weak, contracted, shortened, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Assists joint movements.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, affecting scar tissue.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs via mechanical assistance to circulation.
  • Reduce post-operative swelling and enhance post-operative recovery.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Reduce tension headache and migraine pain.
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