Benefits of Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Bodywork
Current research is beginning to validate what most clients already know about massage therapy; it can help ease or prevent many common ailments that are often treated with prescription drugs and/or hospitalization. Massage therapy is based on the ability of the body to naturally heal itself.
All of the body’s organ systems (circulatory, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, Integumentary, skeletal, and muscular) benefit from a skilled, therapeutic massage. This is a result of increased blood circulation, red and white blood cell production, nourishment of the cells, and elimination of waste products. Therapeutic massage also helps correct imbalances, thereby assisting the body in its own recovery, restoring homeostasis and health.
Massage has been shown to:
- Decrease stress
- Increase circulation
- Release muscle tightness
- Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
- Release endorphins
- Diminish aches and pains
- Reduce anxiety and depression associated with: anorexia, bulimia, post traumatic stress disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome
Other forms of bodywork may be appropriate for you in addition to or instead of traditional massage therapy. This will depend on both your condition and health history, as well as personal preference.
Please contact us at Avalon for more information on how massage therapy and therapeutic bodywork can benefit you. Individual consultations are available.
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