provides relief to people from all walks of life.
Numerous research studies conducted in the United States, Europe, and
Asia have documented that far beyond simple "Feeling good," massage
therapy has an impressive range of physical, mental, and emotional
Massage Reduces the
Effects of Stress
Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress
related complaints such as headaches, backaches, neck pain, eyestrain,
poor concentration, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, high blood
pressure, heart disease, ulcers, as well as, physical and emotional
Massage therapy has an amazing effect on your body's nervous system.
When massage therapy activates your body's parasympathetic nervous
system, it counteracts your body's negative response to stress, relaxing
muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure, and
circulation to return to normal
Massage therapy also helps you become more aware of your body and your
unconsciously held tension. As you become more aware of your body, you
will begin to recognize tension as it builds during the day so that you
can consciously release it before it can have a negative effect on your
Massage Relaxes Tense Muscles
Muscles can become tight and ineffective for many reasons. Stress,
injury, poor circulation, overuse, and misuse, can all cause pain and
discomfort as well as restrict your normal range of motion. When left
unattended, these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality
of your everyday life.
Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles, and connective
tissue, breaking down and preventing further formation of adhesions,
freeing your range of motion and reducing the dangers of fibrosis.
Massage Increases Blood Circulation
Like a sponge that is squeezed, a tight muscle cannot hold much fluid
nor can it allow much fluid to pass through it. This decreases your
circulation of blood and increases the strain placed on your heart.
Among the obvious problems that this can cause, this can leave you
feeling fatigued and sore, reducing your precious energy reserves.
Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood
towards the heart, thus easing the strain on this vital organ. This
increase in circulation brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to
your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can
make you feel listless and drained.
In addition, massage therapy increases your body's oxygen carrying red
blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to your body's cells.
Massage Decreases Chronic Pain
Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain due to
injuries of illness.
Not only does massage therapy help to correct the conditions that cause
chronic pain, but it also acts in two ways the decrease the actual pain
The first is by the trained touch of a massage therapist activating
nerve receptor signals along myelinated nerve fibers to temporarily
block chronic pain signals from reaching the brain. The second is by the
stimulated release of endorphins (the body's natural painkiller) into
the brain and nervous system to reduce your feelings of pain and
discomfort without the use of unnatural drugs.
Massage Can Improve Nerve Function
Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling,
numbness, or pain.
Massage therapy relaxes these contracted muscles to relieve the
compression on your nerves. Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles
wake up bringing new awareness to areas that have felt cut off by
chronic tension patterns.
Massage Helps You to Sleep Better
Tension from everyday stress can disrupt your sleep leaving you tired,
irritable, and emotionally drained. This can rob you of the patience and
stamina needed just to face day-to-day life.
Massage therapy relaxes tense muscles and calms the nervous system,
causing your body's rhythm to slow down. When this happens, your blood
pressure lowers, your heart rate settles, and your breath becomes deeper
and more rhythmic, priming you for a perfect night's sleep.
REMEMBER, THIS IS THE ONLY BODY YOU'RE GOING TO GET. TAKE GREAT CARE