Benefits of Massage

A physically and emotionally fit parent makes a calmer and more intuitive parent.​​​
Massage is a wonderful way to relieve the physical and emotional stress caused by pregnancy and the demands of parenting.
Sleep deprivation, stress and body aches are often part of one’s journey into parenthood, and massage can help in many ways: it improves mental focus, decreases overall stress and anxiety, and provides a greater sense of ease in movement. Massage offers an overall feeling of well-being that has a profound impact on health and healing.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.
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:
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

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  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • 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.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
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