MASSAGE THERAPY
 

 
Getting a massage can do you a world of good and getting a massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Just because a massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.



 Physical Benefits of Therapeutic 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
•Emotional benefits
•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

 


Often times people are stressed in our culture. Stress-related disorders make up between 80-and90 percent of the ailments that bring people to family-practice physicians. What they require is someone to listen, someone to touch them, someone to care. That does not exist in modern medicine.
~Joan Borysenko

   
 
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