The benefits of massage therapy

 

Massage is a wonderful way to ease the pain of sore muscles. Muscles that are tight and overworked can benefit from massage to release the tension and stress in your hectic life. Our in-house licensed massage therapist (LMT), MuQi, can help ease this muscle tension and accelerate the healing process offered through therapeutic massage. MuQi is an LMT in the state of Oklahoma. MuQi received his training prior to being LMT certified at the Hands on Therapy School of Massage in Dallas, TX and graduated in 1998.

MuQi Chair Massage

MuQi Chair Massage

 
 

Massage therapy at The Balance Point is much different than a massage you would get at a spa or salon. MuQi has trained extensively in pain management techniques. This affords the skills to offer a deep tissue massage that is not only relaxing, but also truly therapeutic, because it creates a balance in the musculoskeletal structure of the body. These massages are designed to create balance.

 

Overall Health Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Increases blood circulation thus enabling the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Stimulates the lymph system, the body’s natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer
  • Helps in releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller
  • Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication
  • Contributes to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays
  • Reduces overall stress by lowering levels of stress hormones such as cortisol
  • Massage therapy could also treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis

Physical Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • 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
  • 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 post operative or after an injury

Emotional Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Improves ability to cope with stress
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness

Please contact us if you are interested in making an appointment for massage.