[ther-uh-pyoo-tik] healing treatment, solution to a problem, cure
/body-wurk/ Therapeutic touching or manipulation of the body by using specialized techniques
Release pain and discomfort
Refine your health
The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way." - Samuel Hahnemann, Founder of Homeopathy
Life is but the expression of spirit through matter. to make life manifest requires the union of spirit and body. - Dr. D.D. Palmer
Man is ill because he never is still - Paracelsus
A wise man ought to realize that his health is his most valuable possession. - Hippocrates
Benefits of Massage
Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to wellness based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.
While finding a reason to treat yourself to a massage may be easy, finding the time to do so may be more challenging. Taking time to take care of your health is frequently difficult to prioritize — keep in mind that one-to-two hours of massage can possibly make everything you do less stressful and less painful, allowing you to be more productive with the rest of your day!
Therapeutic Massage can address a variety of health conditions. Even if you don’t have a specific health issue, massage therapy can provide many benefits, such as:
- Stimulation of the lymph system, the body's natural defense against toxic invaders
- Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
- Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort associated with lower back pain
- Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
- Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
- Increased joint flexibility
- Help recover from strenuous workouts
- Pain relief from migraines
- Reduce post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduced scar tissue
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Source: MassageTherapy.com, the ABMP’s public education site