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WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

Massage Therapy is manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective
tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints by applying pressure to the body.  It is an alternative health option to
help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, as well as muscular
overuse and chronic pain.  If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage
can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterns.

An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure,
increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases
endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle
strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and
inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from
exercise or injury.

Physical Benefits of Massage:

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling;
    reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Rehabilitation post operative
  • Rehabilitation after injury
  • Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:
  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

Psychological Benefits of Massage

  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection

(SOURCE: AMTA-American Massage Therapy Association)
1 Chick Springs Road
Suite 111

Greenville, SC 2960
9

(864) 201-5725
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SC Lic. #1464
Dove Pettit, Massage Therapy, Greenville SC
Dove Pettit, Massage Therapy, Greenville, SC
Dove Pettit, Massage Therapy, Greenville, SC
Dove Pettit, Massage Therapy, Greenville, SC
Dove Pettit, Massage Therapy, Greenville, SC
     
 
RATES:

  •  $40. - 30 Minutes (First Visit: $45.)
  •  $75. - 1 Hour (First Visit: $80.)
  • $110. - 1 1/2 Hour (First Visit: $115.)

To schedule an appointment, call Dove at:  (864) 201- 5725

**Rates are subject to change without notice.**

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