Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent 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:
- 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 and improve range of motion.low-back pain
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for and shorten maternity hospital stays.expectant mothers
- Ease .medication dependence
- Enhance by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.immunity
- Exercise and stretch .weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
- Help of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.athletes
- 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 pain migraine
Keely Stewart, LMP lic#MA00017772