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.
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
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
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