Sports injuries, household accidents, repetitive actions on the job and tension from everyday stresses can all cause problems in our bodies. Massage and related bodywork can release painful muscle tension, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, and reduce mental and physical fatigue. In addition, massage is among the most effective means available to combat stress. So why is it that so many people go for a pill to relieve pain and not their therapist?
Most are not educated enough about the different things offered in massage that they feel a massage will not benefit them. Many also think a massage is a girly thing and that you will be covered in perfume and rose petals - and in some massages that happens - but massage is very therapeutic and can help your body heal itself. It can also be pampering, relaxing, and therapeutic for busy moms, dads, wives, husbands, executives, weekend warriors, home gardeners, laborers, ANYONE who just wants or needs to relax.
Numerous research studies conducted in the United States, Europe, and Asia have documented that far beyond simply "feeling good," massage therapy has an impressive range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Research also shows it reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins, the bodys natural painkillers.