Benefits of Massage
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
We all know that massage can be very relaxing and reduce stress. We often think of massage as being a luxury that we indulge in for special occasions. While both of these statements are true, there are so many more benefits that we can get from receiving massage on a regular basis. In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 50% of consumers received massage therapy for medical reasons. Massage is now considered as important as diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know...?
- Studies show that 70-90% of illnesses are Stress related
- Massage reduces Cortisol, the "stress" hormone
- Massage increases Serotonin, the "feel good" hormone
- Massage increases Endorphins, our natural pain killers
- Massage can have positive effects on those diagnosed with High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Dementia, Depression, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Torticollis (stiff neck), Migraines, Arthritis, Muscle Soreness and Fatigue, just to name a few.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress.The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Proponents believe that pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person's health. At Anita's Massage Studio, you can add a detox foot bath to this and any other service to help enhance the benefits of your massage.
Studies reviewed by the American Pregnancy Association indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage. For more information visit americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/prenatal-massage. Our Prenatal/Pregnancy massage sessions are tailored to address particular issues that the mom-to-be may be experiencing.
The massage chair allows easy access to the head, neck, shoulders, and back. These are the most common areas associated with stress build up. A chair massage usually lasts about 10 to 20 minutes which is just enough time to experience relief from pain and stress. This service is available for on-site corporate events, birthday parties, fundraisers, and more.
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All content found on this website is based on personal experience and/or observation and is supported by research related to massage therapy. It is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or otherwise interfere with treatment by your physician. Since massage is highly subjective, results can not be guaranteed. Massage Therapy is considered to be complementary to traditional medicine and a doctor's note may be required for certain medical conditions.