Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and
manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments
with the hands. There are many different types of massage,
which can range from light stroking or kneading to deep pressure.
Regardless of technique, regular massage can improve your
quality of life. In order to comprehend the many benefits, we have
broken them down into three fundamental areas of health and wellbeing:
live better, get physical, and boost immunity.
Live Better, Relieve Stress!
Stress is universal, and it’s not always bad. When you lunge to catch
a falling glass, feel especially energetic before an important meeting,
or swerve in time to avoid a car accident, stress is doing its job. The
adrenaline and cortisol released during moments of stress boosts
your heart rate and blood sugar, while diverting energy away from
your digestive system and immune responses. These prehistoric
reactions are part of human survival. However, when there’s never
any relief from stress, the sustained response leaves the body with
a wide-ranging host of problems. It can trigger negative mood,
behavioral and body changes, resulting in physical symptoms
including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest
pain, insomnia, anger, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression – to
name a few.