Massage Therapy Benefits
*Relieves muscle tension by enhancing blood flow, which causes muscles to relax.
* Decreases inflammation by activating genes that naturally reduce swelling.
Reduces pain intensity by diminishing bodily substances that create and prolong pain.
* Improves recovery by stimulating mitochordria, the "energy packs" driving cellular function and repair.
Other Benefits of Massage
*Alleviate low-back pain.
*Ease medication dependence.
*Enhance immunity by stimulation of lymph flow.
*Improves the body's largest organ - skin.
*Increase joint flexibility.
*Pump oxygen into the tissues and vital organs.
*Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
*Reduce spasm and cramping.
*Release endorphins -amino acids that work as the body's natural pain killer.
*Relieve migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
The experts estimate that about 90% of disease is stress related. Perhaps, nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and stress altogether in this world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
*Enhanced sleep quality.
* Reduced fatigue.
The beauty of bodywork is taking part in this form on a regularly scheduled self-care basis and really noting how massage impacts your body in a positive and healthy way. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.