Knowing about the physiological effects of massage makes it possible to better understand health and fitness benefits of massage. What takes place under a massage therapist’s hands has profound importance for those interested in health and fitness — in “tuning up” their bodies.


every sport or form of exercise, massage can help.

By helping to reduce physiological fatigue and aid recovery from the exertion of working out or playing, massage enables training better, with longer, more effective workouts, thus facilitating better performance and preventing injury. The people of ancient Mediterranean civilizations knew this. After bathing and exercise, they included a full body massage. The ancients understood that education involves equal development of mind and body. Elliot Greene (2002 pg 3).

The modern public’s interest in physical fitness, holistic health, wellness and human potential represents a bid to revive a time-honored philosophy. For most people embarking on a fitness program, often the spirit is willing but the flesh is not.

Get involved with regular exercises and massage therapies almost every now and then to meet the needs prior to body changes.

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