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Benefits of Massage & Bodywork

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

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Massage and CranioSacral Therapy can also help specifically address a number of health issues. According to studies at the University of Miami's Touch Research Institute bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Provide relief for clients with fibromyalgia and arthritis.
  • Facilitate growth and weight gain in pre-term infants.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Reduce edema and inflammation.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Relieve pain and restore movement in many  repetitive use injuries.
  • Create body self-awareness.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Encourage balance and coordination.
  • Reduce job, family, and personal stress.
  • Release holding patterns from previous injuries.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Calm and quiet the mind.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

How can massage and bodywork effect so many things?  According to Sharon Heller, PhD in The Vital Touch, in a patch of skin 3/4" square on the back of your hand, you will find nine feet of blood vessels, thirteen yards of nerves, six hundred pain sensors, nine thousand nerve endings, thirty-six heat sensors, six cold sensors, and seventy-five pressure sensors.  We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made!

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