For a Better, Healthier Life
Massage therapy is one of the most ancient forms of bodywork. It was practiced for centuries by the Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians and many others. For the ancients, massage was part of healthcare and was used as a preventive and or curative therapy.
Regardless of the adjectives we assign it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic), or reasons we seek it out for (luxurious treat, pain management, stress relief) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in our health care regimen. Massage therapy works on the physical, cellular as well as emotional levels. As the muscle tissues are manipulated and the joints are freed up, blood, lymph and interstitial fluids are able to move more freely.
When the muscle fibers are relaxed, toxins and cellular waste build-up can be carried out by the blood and lymph systems. During a massage endorphins are released by the brain, helping to bring the Central and Peripheral Nervous systems into balance.
So, whether you just want to give yourself a break, or if you are suffering from the stress of work or everyday life, or have muscular injuries, massage therapy can help you regain balance, health and vibrancy.