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 bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
    

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Benefits
For the athlete
Research has shown that massage and bodywork is extremely beneficial either for the elite professional athlete to the novice just beginning an exercise program.
Some of the benefits can:
 
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Promote relaxation
  • Reduce hypertonicity
  • Increase range of motion
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Decrease muscle soreness and swelling
  • Reduce pain in people experiencing DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)
  • Assist in preventing injuries when massage is received regularly
 
All of those who workout, play sports, or train professionally and are seeking to enhance performance, speed recovery, prevent injury, improve conditioning and maintain peek fitness should consider incorporating massage therapy in their wellness program.
    
For the desk-bound worker
 A tight neck. Pain on wrists and forearms. Shoulders that feel as if you are carrying a boulder around and back pain that just wont let you think. Does this sound familiar?
 
Most office-related physical symptoms from sitting behind a desk all day are repetitive motion disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as bad posture, tight muscles and reduced blood and lymph flow.
 
On the other side of the coin is the office-related emotional/mental aspect. It is estimated that over 1 million workers are absent from work every day due to stress. 
 
Studies have shown the positive results of massage therapy on people with high stress jobs and fast paced lives, translating into reduced stress-induced illness, reduced anxiety, improved mental alertness, and reduction of pain and discomfort.
    
 
For the parent
Although being a parent can be incredibly rewarding and amazing, it can also be very taxing on your physical and emotional being making it easy to loose homeostasis.
 
Many parents can oftentimes feel overwhelmed and stressed, especially those who besides having a 24/7 job of raising their kids, have an 8-5 job to pay the bills.
 
Several positive benefits can be obtained through massage therapy for the busy and active parent. Some of these benefits are:
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Lessened bodily aches and pains
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased stress hormones
  • Higher functioning immune system
  • Calmer state of being
  • Help achieve an inner harmony
  • Boost energy
 
Giving yourself the time to heal your body and soul can only have a positive effect in your day-to-day activities with your family.
    
For you
It is a well-known fact that we all need to be nurtured through touch. The simple act of placing the hands on a body can encourage a person to thrive. 
 
Whether you are a student, professional, musician, artist, man, woman, employer, employee, active or sedentary, the benefits of massage will reach you. It may increase circulation, enhance the immune system, stimulate the nervous system, reduce blood pressure, improve mood, improve job performance, assist with illnesses as fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes and migraine headaches, stimulate the functions of an organ, sedate the nervous system to help ease muscle tension, spasticity, pain and stress-related symptoms, 
stimulate circulation, and allow better range of motion just to name a few.
 
Massage therapy has helped millions of people over the years and it can help you too.
Images by Josue Pena