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Massage is Not a Luxury...

Today, it Makes Good Health Sense!

Just how important is your health? Would you consider yourself to be in good health, average or poor health? Or, are you average but teetering on the edge of poor health? In either case, if you have good health you can manage everything, and if you don't, then everything else is totally overwhelming.

 

Therapeutic massage encourages health in the healthy…and aids the healing process in those with major or minor health challenges.

The treatment room that I use is a wonderful healing space. It is a safe, comforting space located in a professional facility. When you enter, your senses are greeted with aromatherapy, soft lighting and gentle, soothing music. This atmosphere encourages relaxation. When massage is added to all of this, then the body, mind and spirit are offered an opportunity to remember what it feels like to be balanced, centered and "at ONE". After all, when the body, mind and spirit are connected, healing happens.

Every massage is as unique and individual as the client. Sessions are enhanced with the use of therapeutic grade, pure essential oils that are chosen for the client's specific needs and requirements on that day. (please see Aromatherapy articles for more information)

Massage works on many different levels

  • reduce physical stress
  • reduce muscle tension, aches and pain
  • increase circulation
  • help to improve sleep
  • reduce emotional stress
  • enhance overall energy and vitality levels
  • balance the overall well-being of the body
  • help us to reconnect with our inner self

So how important is your health? Massage can no longer be considered a luxury….it most definitely makes good health sense.

Massage to Maintain & Repair
a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit

There are many contributing factors to living a healthy life. Among them are:

  • proper nutrition
  • hydration
  • exercise
  • the ability to handle stress
  • observing and adapting to your body's warning signals

When the body lets you know there's a problem…a challenge…that's when massage can help. But wouldn't it be better to live your life with fewer and fewer of those warning signals from your body? Wouldn't it be nice to know that your body doesn’t have to drop into old painful routines in order to get your attention? Receiving massage on a regular basis can help to maintain (and then repair when necessary) a healthy Body, Mind and Spirit.

I've watched what massage can do. The client comes in with chronic neck and shoulder pain that they’ve had for months. They're tired and depressed over the situation.

One session and they feel great. Two or three and life is better because not only are the aches and pains gone but also the stress and depression.

They come back and get a few massages only to realize just how important their health and well being really is. Now they're ready to participate in their wellness.

Massage therapy is more than working on a momentary physical problem. It can also help relievethe stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to illness and dis-ease.

Something comes up and they can't get back in for their regular sessions. Months go by and now they're calling me with neck and shoulder problems again.

I would never presume to tell you how often to get a massage because a massage maintenance program is something that has to work for you, your life and your budget. People will frequently comment how expensive massage is. Well, how much is that Starbucks coffee you have to have? How often do you blow $10 or $20 on nothing? Think about it. What if you had a special massage jar in the kitchen, and every week you’d put in whatever you could afford…$5, $10, $20…you'd have enough to create a regular massage routine in no time. You could call it your Health budget, and aren't you worth it?

Massage Therapy empowers the body's natural ability to heal itself. Some of the physiological effects include

  • increased circulation to supply more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs
  • stimulating the body's natural defenses to fight infection and disease
  • reduction in muscle cramps and spasms
  • increased joint flexibility and range of motion
  • the release of pain relieving endorphins
  • relief from chronic and acute pain

So what does your good health maintenance program look like? If massage isn't there, perhaps it's time to add it and participate in your wellness.

Don't Grow Old!

We're not getting any younger. Baby boomers are now in their 50's and quickly approaching 60. There are many philosophies about staying young. We all know about diet, exercise, regular check-ups and the ability to effectively handle stress. How about adding massage to that list?

Massage can keep muscles flexible, improve joint mobility and tissue elasticity. It also facilitates the stimulation of the lymphatic system by removing impurities from the body.

The emotional factors derived from human contact are important at any age and at every stage of life….massage answers the need for human touch in a healthy, positive, nurturing way. Massage is also extremely beneficial in all transitional stages of life, enabling us to cope with the strong negative emotions of fear, grief, loss or depression.

Perhaps you have an aging parent or friend who's just lost a loved one…or maybe you're that person. I can't stress enough how healing it is to be in the nurturing and compassionate world of massage. To allow the Body, Mind and Spirit to embrace the infinite possibilities of healing on all levels and becoming ONE again.

The sad part is, so many people have never had a massage….they just don't know what they’re missing. If you're one of them, why not put massage into your wellness program today?


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