Benefits Of Massage

Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years and was one of the primary forms of medicine until the pharmaceutical revolution of the 1940s. Massage became popular again in the 1970’s with athletes and the alternative-medicine-movement that relied less on drugs and more on the body’s own healing power.

Stress and injury get trapped in your muscles and joints. Tight muscles restrict the flow of circulation and energy. Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage maximizes blood flow and increases the supply of nutrients and oxygen to your areas in need of healing.

Therapeutic massage has profound effects beyond your muscles and joints.  Additional physiological and chemical healing occurs throughout the body in response to therapeutic massage.

  • Alleviates low-back pain
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
  • Speeds healing from motor vehicle accidents
  • Conditions the stress and tension of sport and physical activity
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesion and swelling
  • Eases medication dependence
  • Reduces spasms and cramping
  • Assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
  • Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Relieves migraine pain
  • Releases endorphins that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Lessens depression and anxiety
  • Enhances body’s natural immunities by stimulating lymph flow
  • Improves circulation of oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
Rasa Willis, LMT, 917 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97205
Phone:503-380-0176 | Email:

Downtown Portland, one block from Powell's Books