I realized the benefits of massage after two partial knee replacements and a hip replacement. I received massage therapy during the recovery period from each of those surgeries which allowed me to return to my active lifestyle with confidence, strength, flexibility and a lack of re-injury. Massage not only helped reduce the stress from the surgeries but also increased my range of motion; enhanced the physical therapy work I was involved in; broke up the subsequent scar tissue from the surgeries; and gave me a calmer state of mind to work from during each recovery.
I believe anyone can benefit from massage no matter what type of lifestyle you lead or situation you find yourself in. When a client gets a massage it helps reduce stress; allows better sleep; increases the ability to manage pain; boosts mental health and wellness; and, may increase range of motion.