Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. WOW!!
And perhaps 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.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- 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.
MASSAGE & CANCER (IN THE NEWS)
See this article: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Massage-Helps-Patients-With-Cancer-Treatment-Side-Effects--399776631.html
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL STUDY)
See this article: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2017/02/10/massage-therapy-reduces-pain-fatigue-of-multiple-sclerosis-pilot-study-reports/