About Massage

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

“I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.”

Hedy Lamarr, Actress

 

 
 
 
 
Releasing head, neck and shoulder tension starting with lower aspect of splenius capitus Working bi-laterally on upper trapezius Increasing blood flow and breaking up chronic tightness in sub-occipital ridge muscles to help alleviate tension headaches Gentle stretching neck once all surrounding and supporting muscles have been warmed up and released
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.

Other benefits to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis include:

• Improved Posture
• Managed Pain
• Relaxed Muscles
• Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion
• Relief of Tension-Related Headaches
• Strengthened Immune System
• Enhanced Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Improved Rehabilitation After Injury
• Managed Fibromyalgia Pain Naturally

Massage and bodywork 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 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 post surgery 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.

And recent scientific research has proven that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions including:

• Allergies
• Depression and Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Asthma and Bronchitis
• Circulatory Problems
• Insomnia
• Sports Injuries
• Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
• Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

 
 
     
 
 
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