ALL HEALING INVOLVES THE RELEASE OF TENSION ALLOWING ENERGY TO FLOW
Virtually everything we do causes stress. Some stress is normal. What is unnatural is SUSTAINED stress.
The natural flow looks like this:
The unnatural flow looks like this:
Without the release part of the cycle, our body functions begin to break down and illness occurs. Cells release an accumulation of toxins, and oxygen and nutrient supplies diminish. Muscles that move the body and sheathe the nerves become tense.
Massage brings back the release-relaxation response into the natural flow of the body. It provides a means to counteract relentless work and domestic pressures. For many of us, stiffness and pain are our habit in life. We get a massage and realize how tight we are and notice how much of our energy is consumed by tension.
RELAXATION is the first step of the body's return to a state of equilibrium, our natural state of wellness.
Therapeutic massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits. These benefits are delivered in a natural and safe non-invasive method and thus, do not carry the harmful side effects associated with prescribed medications and the many invasive medical procedures used today.
Therapeutic massage is wonderful at enhancing and increasing a number of beneficial processes and functions within the human body.
Massage enhances soft tissue healing
Massage increases flexibility & range of motion
Massage increases muscle tone
Massage increases blood flow and red blood cells
Massage increases dopamine & serotonin levels
Massage increases and improves lymphatic fluid flow & drainage
Massage induces relaxation
Massage stimulates the immune system
Massage compensates for lack of exercise
Massage allows body awareness that promotes healing
Massage allows release of tension and allows the return of homeostasis
Similarly, therapeutic massage is extremely effective at reducing and often eliminating a number of uncomfortable and restrictive symptoms and conditions.