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Benefits of Receiving Massage
• *Increase Relaxation - mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically
*Reduce Stress - the body naturally reacts to positive and negative
stress. The reaction causes your body to increase the production of
cortisol** and puts your body in the "fight or flight" response. The
only way to combat the effects on the body is put it into a state of
• *Increase Flexibility - massage helps
lengthen muscle tissue and break-up scar tissue, allowing the body to
more easily move and bend.
• *Improve Balance - by increasing the awareness of how your body feels and where your body needs help.
*Relieve Pain - in two ways: 1) manipulating the soft tissues of the
body to increase circulation and increase the rate of repair to a
damaged/overused area; 2) depressing the nervous system and the pain
receptors in a local area.
• *Increase Overall Energy - by
increasing the blood flow, circulation of nutrients, and removal
toxins, the body feels energized and performs more efficiently.
*Bring awareness of your body - full-body massage brings your awareness
to areas of the body that were otherwise never touched, never known to
be tense or painful, or never realized the potential for use. Chronic
pain dulls the body, thereby cutting off receptors in the skin and
• *Help reduce injury or overuse - receiving regular
massages as maintenance, comfort, a treat, recovery, pain management,
or various other reasons allows the overall function of the body to
improve. Muscles, skin, tendons, ligaments, respiratory function, heart
function, immune function, organ function, lymphatic flow, and
elimination processes all perform better and allow you as the client to
perform better and recover faster from exercise and daily routines.
*Benefits vary depending on specific modality, these listed are general benefits.
has been shown to increase the amount of fatty deposits in the body
(especially in the abdominal area), increase risk for heart attack,
heart disease, cancer, respiratory dysfunction, and many other medical
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