Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
-Alleviate low back pain and increase 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 bodies 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 bodies 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 postsurgery adhesions and swelling
-Reduce spasms and cramping
-Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
-Release endorphins- amino acids that work as the bodies natural pain killer
-Relieve migraine pain
*Borrowed kindly from The Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals
"When the Body Gets Working Appropriately, the Force of Gravity Can Flow Through. Then,
Spontaneously, the Body Heals Itself."
“My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconscious is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our soul and intouch somewhere with the vivid reaches of the cosmos.”
"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away."
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are”
~ Chinese proverb
"These pains you feel are messengers.
Listen to them."
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."