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Benefits of Massage

 

enlightenedFood for Thought:

Think about it...if we can spend money on many of our favorite expenses and treats, then why not let our most favorite expense be our health and wellness? And quite honestly and realistically, a massage is worth more than your favorite pair of shoes, dinner date, or even season's tickets in the long run.  Not only does a massage leave you feeling relaxed, it is also very beneficial as it provides rejuvenation, realignment, rehabilitation, circulation, detoxification, and relief of tension to the body, mind, and soul caused by the daily stresses of our busy lifestyles.

Definitions

Swedish - one of the most common forms of massage, Swedish relaxes the muscles and eases aches and pains as it promotes relaxation

Deep Tissue - a popular form of deep massage technique that targets deeper layers of muscle & tissue

Hot Stone - uses the warmth of smooth round healing stones that help melt away tension to muscles and superficial areas

Neuromuscular / Trigger Point - deep tissue massage that targets the neurological system relieving pain through concentrated pressure to trigger points aka "knots"

Sports - not just for the athletic; Sports incorporates stretching and massage that is used to increase flexibility and range of motion in addition to prevent muscle injury

Reflexology - a form of pressure point massage for the feet & hands used to promote health in various areas of the body

Energy Work - energy in the client is balanced by the therapist through breathing techniques and inner healing

Aromatherapy - different scented essential oils used during the massage to elevate healing of various conditions

Chair Massage - during Chair Massage, the client is fully clothed and massage techniques that do not require massage oil or lotion are used

 

Massage Therapy and Bodywork Benefits:

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 postsurgery 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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