Massage Therapy by SY HATEM  - Health & Wellness
Massage & Health
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The following are the key effects of massage:
Reduces Muscle Tension.
Massage affects the muscles throughout the body. Massage affects the muscles and other soft tissues throughout the body. It loosens contracted, shortened, hardened muscles. Massage can stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. Chronic muscle tension reduces the circulation of the blood and movement of lymph in an area.
Improves Blood Circulation.
The oxygen capacity of the blood can increase 10-15% after massage. By indirectly or directly stimulating nerves that supply internal organs, blood vessels of these organs dilate and allow greater blood supply to them.
Results In Increased Mobility
and Range of Motion of Joints.
Massage provides a gentle stretching action to both the muscles and connective tissues that surround and support the muscles and many other parts of the body, which helps keep these tissues elastic.
Stimulates or Soothes Nervous System.
Massage balances the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed by the individual at the time of the massage.
Results in Better Digestion and Intestinal Function.
Massage increases the body's secretions and excretions. It increases the production of gastric juices, saliva, and urine. There is also an increased excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus, and salt. As a result, the metabolic rate increases.
Enhances Skin Condition.
Massage enhances the skin condition by improving the function of the sebaceous and sweat glands, which keep the skin lubricated, clean, and cool.
Relieves of Acute
and Chronic pain.
Massage can promote recovery from the fatigue and from minor aches and pains.
Relieves Pain for Arthritis
and Increased Flexibility.
Massage therapy can help reduce pain and improve decreased mobility caused by arthritis.
It helps reduce tension in muscles that tighten in defense around painful arthritic joints, increases circulation, which reduces swelling and cleanses tissues of the painful
by-products of inflammation, helps improve joint mobility, calms the nervous system, allowing relaxation and the release of the stress associated with pain and loss of functionality.
Induces Better Lymph Movement.
Lymph is a milky white fluid that drains impurities and waste away from the tissue cells. A component of these wastes is toxins which are the by-products of metabolism. So, it is a vital to our health. Muscular contraction has a pumping effect that moves lymph. Massage and exercise help to move lymph.
Making the most of
the golden years.
Massage can help boost feelings of health and vitality as we age.

Massage improves natural joint lubrication, helps relieve tension in the muscles, reducing pain and allowing easier movement around the joints, increases circulation, temporarily increasing physical energy and mental alertness, promotes deep relaxation, helps to decrease insomnia, high blood pressure and breathing problems aggravated by excess stress.

Caring Touch
for the Frail and Ill.   
Massage therapists offer personal contact and a listening ear to those that are frail and ill, which can help replace feelings of loneliness with those of connection and caring.
Practitioners use gentle and flexible techniques, designed to meet a person’s varying needs.
Often massage for the frail and ill is not meant to specifically treat a person’s condition or disease, but rather to address the whole person with soothing, nurturing touch. Gentle touch for the frail or ill enhances health by helping to reduce swelling from fluid retention, encouraging the healing of pressure sores, promoting relaxation, which can help reduce the sensations of pain.If you are a caregiver, you may also enjoy a relaxing and renewing respite with massage.
Massage can relieve tension and anxieties, ease fatigue, and help restore physical and emotional resources.
Relieves of Acute
and Chronic pain.
Massage can promote recovery from the fatigue and from minor aches and pains.
Help for Moms-to-be.    
Massage can help a mother-to-be relax and feel more energetic during pregnancy. It can help ease adjustments to physical and lifestyle changes, relieve discomforts such as headaches, constipation and heartburn, reduce the anxiety of caring for a newborn, and reduce discomforts such as low back pain.
Massage is not  recommended for certain people:
  • Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
  • Immediately after surgery
  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
  • People with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage
  • Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
  • Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
  • Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
    Contact Information
    Sy Hatem, LMT
    MA54689 / MM38450
    Cape Coral & SW FL
    (239) 745-7243