Massage Therapy has many benefits, it is a healing art that has been used for centuries to help different types of health issues. Listed below are just some of the ways massage can help improve you and your family's life.

  • Reduction of muscle tension 
  • Relief of muscle soreness
  • Injury prevention and recovery
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Normalized blood pressure and heart rate     
  • Stress reduction
  • Improves health and mobility of joints                     
  • Enhances sleep
  • Reduces swelling from excess water retention
  • Eases breathing
  • Increases vitality, energy and mental alertness
  • Relieves headaches & migraines
  • Reduces muscle cramps
  • Relieves painful trigger points
  • Increases pliability of scar tissue
  • Improves posture
  • Improves range of motion
  • Increases circulation
  • Helps detoxify your muscles
  • Increases body awareness
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Relieves PMS symptoms
  • Relieves pain from Fibromyalgia
  • Relieves Pregnancy discomfort
  • Relieves TMJ pain

Everybody experiences STRESS at one time or another. Some people would even say that the environment of today is more STRESSful than it has ever been. With the advent of technology and the complexity of today's world STRESS seems hard to escape!

The key to not experiencing the negative effects of STRESS are related to how you handle STRESSful events. Short term STRESS can be handled easily by most people. In fact, a certain amount of STRESS is actually good for your body. It keeps you energized and alert, and can fuel the creative process. However, when events occur that cause you long term STRESS, or when many difficult events occur simultaneously, your body may have a hard time coping and begin to break down.

STRESS has been linked with many symptoms including headaches, muscle pain, and anxiety disorders. It aggravates most every condition and can rob your body of much needed nutrients, such as the B-complex vitamins. Researchers at the University of Texas have shown that when the brain is under STRESS, it produces an excess of the hormone ACTH, the hormone that inhibits the manufacture of the white blood cells that are necessary in fighting disease.

It is crucial to slow down and respond positively to the events of our times. You can't prevent STRESS, but there is much you can do to deflect its effects.

A good start is a good massage!



Manage Your  Stress

Copied with permission from The Massage Garden 2001

Lori Stewart ~ Owner

Licensed Massage Therapist MA12934


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