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Massage – Is It a Luxury or Necessity?

The benefits of Massage
The benefits of Massage

Some people believe massage is a wonderful way to splurge on themselves once in a while.  They consider it a luxury or pampering of sorts.  How often do we say “I need a massage” when we are having a stressful day?

But what if that hour of massage did more for you than just take the pressures of the day away?  What if you thought of it as a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen?

Experts estimate that 80 to 90 percent of disease is stress related.  Massage and bodywork is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life.  Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, it lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves sleep quality, gives you greater energy and improves recovery from injury and can increase your concentration.

Other benefits:

  • Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders.

  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ-the skin.

  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.

  • Reduces spasms and cramping.

  • Increases joint flexibility.

  • Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage.  By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage can help you achieve true relaxation and peace.

Getting a massage can benefit you in so many ways.  Even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply mere luxury.

Pick a treatment that is right for you.

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By:  Shannon Thrasher, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician

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