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:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Massage can also help specifically address
a number of health issues. Massage therapy can:
Lower blood pressure.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
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.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
Relieve migraine and tension headache pain.