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 and other bodywork techniques are effective tools 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 low-back pain and improve 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 body's 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 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 massage & bodywork can:
- Assist in combating the negative effects of aging.
- Support fitness and other sports programs.
- Complements other health care.
Some individuals for whom massage & bodywork may be especially beneficial for:
- Care-givers such as parents, teachers, health care workers, recreation workers and more.
- Physical workers such as construction, bus and truck drivers, custodial, postal work, musicians, plumbers, electricians, athletes, painters, dancer and more.
- Office/desk workers such as secretaries, personal assistants, IT workers, data entry, call center employees and more.
- Commuters/Travelers such as sales people, commuters, business travelers and vacationers.