Bodywork

Experts estimate that 90% of disease is stress related. Bodywork is a powerful tool in reducing that stress. Regardless of your reasons to receive bodywork – to pamper yourself, manage stress, manage pain – the benefits of massage are profound on a physical as well as a mental/emotional level.

Physical Benefits:

  • Alleviate/reduce pain conditions, e.g. lower back, upper back, and migraine pain.
  • Assist pregnant women with shortening and easing labor
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Improve circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Improve immunity by stimulating lymph flow (our body’s natural defense system)
  • Release endorphins, which work as natural painkillers
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Increase joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improve the condition of the skin, the body’s largest organ

Mental and Emotional Benefits:

  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Enhance quality of sleep
  • Increase energy
  • Improve concentration
  • Reduce fatigue

 

Profound Effects

Bodywork triggers specific physiological and chemical changes in the body. Research shows:

  • Arthritis sufferers report less pain and stiffness
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping

Benefits Increase with Regular Visits

Consistency is as always a major factor in reaping the benefits of your efforts. Making bodywork a part of your self-care plan can contribute to your overall well-being and help improve and maintain your health. Budgeting time and money for receiving bodywork on a regular basis is not a luxury but an investment in your health.