Increases circulation, flexibility, range of motion, and blood flow
Helps to improve sleep
Gives a sense of general wellbeing
Naturally increases dopamine levels
Stimulates lymph circulation
Sooths nerve endings
The constant stiffness and contractions leads to complete exhaustion. The muscles being used do not have enough oxygen to repair themselves. Simply put, there is no rest period. Massage therapy techniques can help clients with Parkinson's Disease to relax and to develop a better sense of body awareness. Through gentle range of motion and Swedish Massage strokes, clients are coaxed to "let go" of the stress they are holding in both their mind and body. Massage can be helpful in managing symptoms such as rigidity and spasticity of muscles, depression, racing thoughts, interrupted sleep, all of which have direct results on quality of life.