There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally, and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Greater energy
- Improved concentration
- reduced fatigue
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch-which range from treating chronic disease, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.Consequently the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting a massage frequently can do even more. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.