Pain or restriction in joints

Besides releasing tight muscles that restrict joint movement, massage works directly on your joints to improve circulation, stimulate production of natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Painful or tight muscles

Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle group to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions It also stimulates the nervous system to instruct muscles to relax even more.

Delayed muscle soreness

Massage flushes muscles of built-up waste products that can make you sore after vigorous exercise.

Pain or tingling in arms or legs

Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands and legs: If this happens, a massage to release muscle spasms in the shoulder or hip can bring relief.


Massage can help heal injuries such as tendinitis that develop over time, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by an accident. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation, which removes waste products and brings nutrition to injured cells. Certain massage techniques can limit care formation in new injuries, and can reduce, or make more pliable, scar tissue around old injuries.

Secondary pain

Massage can relieve secondary pain that can outlast its original cause. Some examples are headaches from eyestrain, a lower backache during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscle around an injury.

Prevention of new injuries

Massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused -by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area.