La Paz Therapeutic Massage
Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy has proven successful as a medical complement to conventional treatments for such diseases as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. At Kiel Unger Massage Therapy, we are very excited about our work with breast cancer patients and survivors. (Please see our page entitled "Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy".) Please read on to learn about the amazing benefits of massage.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.


How Massage Can Help You

General Benefits of Massage Therapy:

       Increased blood flow and circulation

       Reduced muscle tension

       Decreased blood pressure

       Increased range of motion

       Reduced scar tissue

       Stimulation of body’s natural healing capacity

       Strengthened immune system


Specific Conditions Aided by Massage Therapy:


       Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


       Frozen Shoulder


       Low back pain

       Post-surgical scarring



      Muscle Strain


Kiel Unger, LMT 

941-932-0488 Office

954-900-1574 Fax