Wednesday, 8 April 2015

BENEFITS



Your body works hard for you each and every day of your life.

 You are expecting  years of service from your body...years that are often filled with too little sleep, too little exercise, and an abundance of stress.
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Someone Asked The Dalai Lama What Surprises Him Most, His Response Was Mind Altering
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Massage therapy is an invitation to return your body to balance, to reconnect with your body needs.
Receiving massage even just once a month can make a difference!
Sure, massage therapy can help you relax. But it can do much more than that.
                                                                                                               - By Katharine Watts

It eases muscle pain

Got sore muscles? Massage therapy can help. “Massage increases and improves circulation, in much the same way rubbing your elbow when you knock it on a table helps to relieve the pain,” says Tanason.

A
2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.


It soothes anxiety and depression

“Human touch, in a context that is safe, friendly and professional, can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing,” says Tanason.
Study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after massage.

It boosts immunity

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients' white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease).


It relieves headaches

Next time a headache hits, try booking a last-minute massage. “Massage decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches,” says de Miranda.

Research from Granada University in Spain found that a single session of massage therapy has an immediate effect on perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.


                                               
How can massage therapy be medically beneficial?
- improves flexibility and range of motion
- relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness
- decreases pain
-decreases anxiety
-enhances sleep quality
-reduces fatigue
-improves concentration
-boosts energy
- encourages relaxation
- increases fitness capabilities and performance potential
- speeds up recovery after physical activity
- encourages the removal of toxins and boosts the immune system
- improves lymph and blood circulation
- encourages sleep
- relieves headaches
- speeds up the healing of damaged or overworked tissue and muscles
- increases energy level
- prevents future injury by identifying and treating current muscle weakness, tiredness and problem areas
- improves rehabilitation after injury



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