Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. Nothing ages us faster, internally and externally than high stress. A massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

  • Increased energy.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Increased circulation.

  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease of medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Strengthen 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 postsurgery 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.

 

In addition to massage, proper diaphragmatic (belly) breathing is the healthiest and most natural way of breathing and is a first step in normalizing your breathing in order to manage anxiety or panic symptoms. 

Years of poor posture, anxious thinking, tension, and pressure will usually result in breathing patterns which are less-than-ideal and which will commonly involve:

Rapid, upper chest breathing… leading to

Overbreathing… leading to

Depletion of carbon dioxide in your body

Relearning to use your diaphragm in breathing and to reduce your rate of breathing is an important first step in managing the symptoms of anxiety, anger, panic, stress, etc.

Schedule your massage today! 

 

RELAX and JUSTBREATHE.