Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Alleviate and improve range of motion.low-back pain
Assist with shorter, easier labor for and shorten maternity hospital stays.expectant mothers
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.immunity
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.athletes
Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
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 .postsurgery adhesions and swelling
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural .painkiller