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:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Increased circulation, both blood and lymph.
Improves the function of joints and muscles.
Creates an enhanced feeling of well-being.
Massage is the manipulation of muscles, connective tisse, blood, and lymph. As a result, massage can specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Promotes deeper and easier breathing.
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
Ease medication dependence.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Increase joint flexibility.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Increases capacity for clear thinking, better coping abilities, and calm mind.
Relaxes TMJ discomfort.
Relieve migraine and headache pain.
Alleviate neck stiffness and improve range of motion.