BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Research based statistics show that chronic stress is the root cause of 90% of all diseases and weight gain. Therefore, anything that reduces stress is beneficial to our health and wellbeing. Massage is an incredibly effective tool to reduce stress and aid in relaxation.
Positive touch alone is very important to our wellbeing. Touch is an important element for healthy growth and development. According to the Touch Research Institute positive touch reduces stress while increasing serotonin and dopamine. These are "feel-good" neurotransmitters that help those who suffer from depression.
A one hour massage a week has been proven to reduce cortisol in the blood stream. Cortisol is the hormone that is released while under stress. Tension and anxiety is reduced as the nervous system is calmed. Fatigue is relieved as a sense of energy is restored.
Pain reducing neurochemicals are released through massage that allow you to manage pain better. This alone has the possibility of reducing the amount of pain medication used normally. In addition to pain relief, massage reduces swelling and inflammation and aids in lymph function.
Massage has many benefits:
- Reduce Headaches
- Increase Circulation
- Eliminate Toxins
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Reduces Workout Downtime
- Improved Flexibility
- Improved Mobility
- Reduces Swelling and Inflammation
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety
- Helps with Depression
- Assists with Pain Management
- Helps Relieve Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Massage isn't a luxury. It's a way to a happier and healthier life.