What are some of the potential benefits of receiving bodywork?
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
Relieve migraine pain.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Reduce spasms and cramping. 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), bodywork can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety 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, Increased circulation and Reduced fatigue.
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. Getting bodywork can do you a world of good. And getting it regularly can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Consistently scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because it feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.