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Benefits of massage

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being.

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

 

- Anxiety

- Digestive disorders

- Fibromyalgia

- Headaches

- Insomnia related to stress

- Myofascial pain syndrome

- Soft tissue strains or injuries

- Sports injuries

- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

The take-home message about massage

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.                                          Source: www.mayoclinic.org

Spring is on the way!

As the weather improves, many of us get busy with spring cleaning, yard work, or just getting out to enjoy the day boating, biking, or hiking. Just be sure to pace yourself as you begin to use those well-rested muscles ... and schedule your next massage!

Benefits of massage

In addition to this month’s massage article, check out the article on gut health. We massage therapists have a passion to help our clients be as healthy as possible, and this information can have a big impact on how you feel. 

Many aspects of your health start in your gut. The excerpts included here from Colette House’s article for Reader’s Digest cover some of the basics and should give you some inspiration to work at improving your overall health through your dietary choices.

Just as massage can help to improve so many areas of your health, providing your gut with the correct building blocks can help you enjoy a healthier, happier life.  

Keep making massage a healthy priority in your life; see you soon for your next appointment! 

 

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Are you ready to see what this new year has to offer? While making your plans for the coming months, remember that where you place your focus can affect your happiness and well being.

 

You can choose to worry about all the things that might happen, or you can put your attention on all the areas of your life that you can control.

 

When you do concentrate your efforts on improving conditions for you and your family, you can reap the rewards that come from pursuing your dreams and creating your future—a recipe for true happiness.

 

This month’s feature article comes from Australia and is a timely reminder of how much you can benefit from your regular massage sessions.

 

Stress is on the rise. Statistics from a recent study reveal that increasing stress levels are affecting people’s health (see back page). Nothing is better for handling stress naturally than massage, so make sure to schedule your next session.  

 

Enjoy your year; see you soon at your next appointment!

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

Make that special someone’s day with a massage gift certificate!  Call to order ...

8 Reasons Why Massages Are So Popular

by Colin Steinway

 

Who doesn’t like getting a massage? Over the last decade or so, there has been a steady increase in the number of massage practices and spas in and around Sydney, thanks to the increasing popularity of massages.

 

Here are eight reasons why massages have become so popular in recent years.

 

• Stress Buster—Massages are the ultimate stress buster. When life gets to be a little too stressful, both your physical and mental well being suffer. A nice, relaxing massage is a great way to relieve stress. Of course there’s evidence that an hour or two in the gym can also help relieve stress. But given a choice between sweating it out in the gym or getting a relaxing massage, the latter is so much more appealing.

 

• Regroup and Reenergize—More and more corporate professionals are using massages as a way to recuperate and recharge. A popular trend in the corporate world is to go for a massage during the lunch break. Taking that time for yourself to get away from your hectic work environment helps to calm your mind, melting away all the built-up tension and helping you get back to work on top of your game.  ...

 

• Health Benefits—Scientific studies have proven that massages are indeed beneficial to your health, in a number of ways. From boosting your immunity to encouraging better blood circulation and helping you get rid of toxins in your body, massages can do wonders for your body when done on a regular basis.

 

Massages also relieve pain and promote healing of sore muscles, which is why a lot of professional athletes and sportspersons opt for therapeutic massages to keep their body at the optimum level.  ...

 

• Promotes Better Sleep—If you have trouble falling asleep at night, a good massage might be the answer to your problem. Lack of sleep can lead to a host of other complications such as weakened immunity, depression, higher risk of heart disease and weight gain. Massages have been proven to help you rest and sleep by increasing delta waves (linked to deep sleep) in the brain.

 

• Better Posture—If your job requires you to sit down in front of a computer for long hours, chances are your posture is being affected. You can tackle this problem by getting regular massages. Research has shown that massages can help undo the damage of bad posture by loosening your muscles and joints. This in turn helps you reclaim your natural posture. A poor posture can lead to hunchback, neck and back problems. So, if you find yourself slouching at your desk, it’s time to make a massage appointment.

 

• Flexibility—As we age, we are more likely to notice that our joints ache and our body is just not able to move as it used to. Massages can combat these troublesome signs of aging by making our joints fluid, which in turn makes us more flexible and less prone to joint ache.

 

• Keeps Headaches Away—If you are prone to headaches, then making massages a weekly affair can do wonders for you. Regular massages will help reduce the severity of the headaches in the short run, and will help reduce the frequency of the headaches in the long run.

 

• Instant Mood Booster—According to a study, massages increase the levels of dopamine and serotonin (neurotransmitters linked to happiness) in the brain significantly. This means that a massage has the power to boost your mood.

 

And last but not the least, massages are so popular because they feel so good. Who wouldn’t love to spend an hour getting a massage, helping us loosen up and relax? Do we really need any more reason than that to love massages?

 

So, go ahead and make massage a part of your lifestyle. A weekly, or even monthly, massage routine will do you a whole lot of good. Whether you’re a working professional, an entrepreneur or a stay-at-home parent, we all need a little pampering every now and then to keep up with our busy lives.         Source: www.theglobaldispatch.com

 

Stress on the rise ...

 

According to a recent study from the American Psychological Association:

 

Two-thirds of Americans are stressed about the country's future

 

• This added stress is already affecting the health of Americans. 80 percent of participants said they suffered from at least one stress symptom in the prior month.

 

• About one-third of Americans reported symptoms like headaches (34 percent) or feeling nervous or anxious (33 percent).         Source: www.usnews.com

 

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, 

can change the outer aspects of their lives. 

 

                                —William James

 

The content of this letter is not intended to replace professional medical advice. If you’re ill, please consult a physician.

© 2017 Massage Marketing.  Used with permission; all rights reserved.

Four Reasons to Get a Massage during the Holiday Season

Four Reasons to Get a Massage during the Holiday Season

The holidays are here and this time of year is all about giving, making other people’s holiday wishes come true, and selflessness. But what about you? What have you done for yourself lately? Certainly it wouldn’t hurt to treat yourself while you are out taking care of everyone else. These are the top 4 reasons to get yourself a massage this holiday season.

Stress: This is the most stressful time of year for the average person. Your shopping list is two miles long, your in-laws are in town, and you’re out of time! Take 60 minutes and let someone else release your stress-fighting hormones while you forget about your to-do list.

It’s cold: When the temperature drops, muscles get tight. It happens every year. The warm loose muscles of the summer months are long gone and achy backs/hips/knees have arrived. Let your massage therapist warm up those muscles and joints and help relieve your pain.

You’re doing too much: You haven’t stopped moving, you’re carrying heavy bags, putting up lights, carrying boxes out of the crawl space, cleaning your house, etc. Your body isn’t used to standing while baking cookies for 10 hours, or spending a day on a ladder putting up your lights. You’re bound to get some kinks along the way. Massage therapy can help you recover faster.

It’s not a luxury anymore: If I have said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times—massage is no longer considered a luxury, but rather an effective treatment for many medical conditions. Help prevent further injury and dysfunction by having a professional clinical massage therapist work on you today.    

 

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