Treat your faithful servant with respect… your Body!
With regular massage therapy your body can maintain a relaxed state, even in times of stress.
Stress Relief and Massage Therapy
A single 60 minute massage can: lower heart rate, cortisol, and insulin levels, relieve migraine headaches, lower blood pressure, settle an upset stomach, reduce sleep problems, and of course, relax your muscles. Some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connection by releasing endorphins, boosting your levels of serotonin, dopamine, and hormones that your body produces to help you feel good, including managing pain and calming your nerves.
can improve posture and breathing. When you are anxious or stressed your breathing can become constricted because the muscles around your rib cage and abdomen may have tightened. Without stress reduction the body may experience behavior, mood, and body changes, such as;
- Angry outbursts
- drug or alcohol abuse
- eating disorders
- social withdrawal
- sadness or depression
- chest pain
General benefits of a full body massage
According to The Mayo Clinic Staff, some studies have found that massage therapy may be helpful for;
- Digestive Disorders
- Insomnia Related to Stress
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Soft Tissue Strains or Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Tempromandibular Joint Pain
- Mental Outlook
- Low Back Pain
- Scar Tissue and Stretch Marks
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
- Medication Dependence
- Immune System
- Post Surgical Adhesions and Swelling
- Energy Levels
Massage and Pregnancy
Shorter easier labor for expectant mothers.
Athletes Have found That sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, prepares body and mind for optimal performance.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deeper pressure than Swedish Massage releases chronic muscle tension. Boosts mood and relaxation by releasing oxytocin and serotonin.
Swedish Massage and the Flu
Increases white blood cells that are part of the immune system and boosts the immune cells that may help fight colds and flu.