Abundant Health...from the inside out! Physical, Mental and Emotional Benefits of Massage Therapy Massage reduces the effects of stress               - by helping to slow respiration               - induces mental relaxation               - helps to reduce blood pressure               - improves concentration     Massage relaxes tense muscles               - relieves tired and aching muscles               - strengthens connective tissue               - increases red blood count               - increases blood circulation Massage decreases chronic pain               - increases flexibility and range of motion               - reduces tension headaches               - decreases muscular deterioraton Massage can help you feel better               - reduces anxiety               - enhances self-image               - provides a feeling of well being               - promotes greater creative expression