Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. Stress causes many imbalances and health issues. 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.
The human body is intended to self heal but factors such as lack of sleep, stress, chemical toxins and pain often hinder our inate ability to rehabilitate ourselves. Our unforgiving environment and lifestyles can also make self rejuvenation a challenge. Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- 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.
Please note that massage and bodywork therapy is not a substitute for medical care. It is not intended to diagnose or treat and one should seek a qualified medical professional for these purposes.