The human body is a creature of habit. The more frequently it does an activity
or receives a treatment, the better it responds.

There is definitely more to massage than just getting the relaxation and
rejuvenation that your body has been craving. While it is true that there is
probably no more effective way to relax and recharge than to get a massage, it
has been proven that there are physical, mental and emotional benefits
associated with massage!

Here are two of the countless physical benefits of regular massage:

  • Muscle Relaxation and Stress Reduction — Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook and can reduce the likelihood of injury.
  • Pain Reduction — Because massage reduces muscle spasm and gives comfort to those tired, aching muscles, people who have recurring pain often seek massage to help alleviate their pain.

Besides providing physical benefits, massage also benefits the mind. Here are a few examples:

  • Stress Reduction — Not only is stress hard on your body, it takes its toll on your mind also. Massage allows you to have a relaxed mental state and a momentary peace of mind.
  • Nurturing Touch — Babies aren’t the only ones who long for safe, nurturing, loving touch. Grown-ups do also. Because it is not always possible to have safe, nurturing touch within your reach every day, massage can provide you with the nurturing touch that you are unconsciously longing for.
  • Reduction of Anxiety — Usually, anxiety is stored in some key areas of the body; the lower back, shoulders, abdomen, and neck. By relieving these areas of tension, the mind can ‘let go’ of anxiety and experience a light, almost freeing sensation.
  • Increased Self-Awareness — The mind-body connection is almost always forgotten in our fast paced society. Massage can help you re-establish the connection with your body, it also helps you experience greater ease of movement, a more centered feeling, and an enhanced feeling of well-being.
  • Emotional Benefits — A calming and soothing massage can lift your spirits and result in a new and happier perspective on life.

Remember, your body strives to maintain optimum health by keeping all of its systems in balance and functioning properly. Along with proper nutrition, exercise and rest, massage relaxes tense muscles, helps with stress reduction and anxiety, provides nurturing touch and increases self-awareness. All of these things help your body perform at its best. Therefore, make regular massage a priority in your life for a healthier tomorrow!