Let’s face it, we all know that a therapeutic massage just feels darn good, but do you also know that a massage can improve the quality of your life – maybe just making things a little better? Think about the possibilities of…
- Increased flexibility.
- Reduced chronic pain.
- Quicker injury recovery.
- Increased circulation (increased blood flow delivers nutrients & oxygen to muscle tissue & reduces restrictions, which helps muscle function).
- Deep relaxation & stress reduction; massage stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers).
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system (which speeds up the elimination of wastes).
The nerve receptors in our skin are linked to our nervous system. Massaging the skin can stimulate and release chemicals in the brain like serotonin that help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Massage boosts the immune system, stabilizes blood sugar levels, improves lung function and breath flow.
These physical / direct benefits along with the feeling of being cared for and well treated by your massage therapist can create a genuine feeling of well-being. Massage & yoga go hand in hand as the core work & stretching in yoga can increase your muscle flexibility. Therefore, the more flexible your muscles are, the less stress they put on your joints, which in the end can lead to less pain. Continue to commit to yourself and your quality of life!