Linda Ellis, BA, CFT, LMT


Benefits of Massage & Bodywork

Proper assessment, massage therapy and specific bodywork techniques can assist in affecting positive musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological changes in the body.    These positive changes help to integrate and balance these systems by healing the soft tissue of the body, improving posture & mobility,   preserving the health of joints, as well as increasing  circulation, strengthening the immune system, & reducing stress and anxiety.   Massage and Bodywork assists in relieving acute and chronic pain due to soft tissue injury, muscular tension, and imbalance of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, & fascia.    Specific massage techniques speed soft tissue healing, and reduce swelling & scar tissue formation from injuries or surgery.   Over time, massage and bodywork helps to:  balance the body, enhance restful sleep, increase vitality, energy, & mental alertness, relieve  mental stress & anxiety, as well as creating a wonderful sense of well being.

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
  • 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 crculation
  • 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


For more information about what you can expect from your massage therapy experience, please contact  Linda today  at:  727.580.0128.   She will be glad to discuss  her personalized services & how she can assist you in your quest for a wellness lifestyle!


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