Touch is one of the most powerful of all healing modalities in any form it takes, from a handshake to a hug to a full-body massage. There is the effect of exchanging energy, of course, but even more important is the way in which touch serves as the bridge between beings. In a world where ideas of separation have such great influence, touch becomes the surest way of making connections. A healing touch empowered by love and compassion becomes a means of greater awareness and a source of joy for the reacher and the reached.Serge Kahili King. PhD
Have you ever experienced that post-massage feeling? Your mind is calm and clear and your body is relaxed. Massage brings a deep sense of peace through profound relaxation of mind and body and to experience this on an individual level is to begin to create it in the world around you.
Do you spend hours on your feet for work? Or perhaps you sit hunched at a computer typing for hours each day. Maybe you do a lot of lifting and bending at your job? We demand a lot of our bodies at work, but often, even our fun activities can cause muscle and joint pain. One of the best things you can do for your body and mind is to get regular massages.
Long working hours, and stressful jobs can seriously affect your health and wellbeing. This lifestyle can result in muscle aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and stress. Massage helps to reduce tension and ease back, neck and shoulder pain. It relieves muscle aches and pains; stiff necks, reduces headaches, insomnia, and anxiety and improves concentration.
Many symptoms of muscular dysfunction are not only caused by injuries and strain but can also be the result of the stress and anxiety that we regularly experience in our daily lives. Stress impacts our physical bodies over time without us being aware that it is happening to us. A massage is a great way to relieve muscle pain, soreness, and tension. It doesn’t matter whether this pain was caused by physical or mental stress, the massage will work it out for you.
Massage is a powerful therapy that addresses many of these symptoms. Massage can help reduce stress almost immediately by encouraging you to be quiet, breathe, and relax for about an hour. A good massage stimulates the circulatory systems of the body to relax muscles and release tension, improve joint flexibility, reduce pain, and encourage the body to heal itself in a very natural way. Massage can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure whilst improving immune function. Numerous research studies undertaken over the years show the many benefits of having a regular massage. Regular massage can also help the other systems of your body function better. It can improve circulation, increase energy, and boost alertness.
Massage also has a cumulative effect on the body and the mind. An occasional massage leaves you feeling great, but a regular massage can do so much more. The massage done in each session builds on itself, helping your body and mind maintain their relaxed state. Over time you can become pain-free, feel less stressed, and feel vibrant, energetic, and calm. What could be better than that?
The Benefits of Massage
- Stimulates the circulatory system
- Accelerates lymphatic drainage
- Improves flexibility of joints
- Relaxes tension in muscles
- Promotes better sleep
- Heightens awareness of body
- Reduces pain
- Enhances sports performance
- Calms and restores balance to the body
- Seratonin and dopamine are released resulting in a feeling of calm
- Induces relaxation and makes chronic or habitual stress much easier to overcome.