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Experts estimate that more than ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While elinimating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into: Decreased anxiety, Enhanced sleep quality, Greater energy, Improved concentration, Increased circulation, Reduced fatique, Increase joint flexibility, Lessen depression and anxiety, Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks, Alleviates low-back pain, Enhance immunity...and more.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more! This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.