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Massage Is Good Medicine

As you lie on the table, soft music draws you into the moment.

The smell of incense fills the air. The pains of age, and overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched all cry out for therapeutic hands to work their magic. Once the session gets underway, the problems of the world fade away into oblivion.

Evidence is showing that the more massages you can allow yourself, the better you'll feel.

Here's why.

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures.

Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support.

Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind- there are also specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is used as a preventative, frequent therapy.

Benefits of Massage

Massage is a holistic treatment that is beneficial for the body in a number of ways, including reducing muscle tension and stress promoting a feeling of relaxation improving circulation increasing joint flexibility stimulating components of the immune system.

Immune System Facts

Your immune system is an intricate system of components designed to protect your body from disease and infection. It is extremely complex and is comprised of a number of different elements, including your skin, lymphatic system, hormones, bone marrow, and white blood cells; amongst others.

Massage is a vital part of self-care that has a positive effect on you as you work, play, and care for others.

When my clients feel their best, they are more likely to be able to face challenges with strengthened emotional reserves.

List of Physical Benefits

Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation

Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness

Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

Reduces muscle spasms

Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

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

List of Mental Benefits

Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness

Fosters peace of mind

Helps relieve mental stress

Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

Emotional benefits

Fosters a feeling of well-being

Reduces levels of anxiety

Creates body awareness

Increases awareness of the mind-body connection

It's a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect

On our being and those around us.


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