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It Does a Body Good

Once upon a time massage was reserved for the elite.  No longer.  It’s for everyone, from your first breath to your last.  It’s not just about feeling good it’s about healing and wellness mind body and spirit.

In today’s chaotic go-go-go world time out is a must to maintain our sanity.  An hour respite from the demands of our parents, children, bosses.

Lymphatic Drainage

The science of massage

A study at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center showed that a Swedish Massage decreased cortisol levels to normal up for up to two weeks following the massage.  Cortisol is a hormone that when we’re chased by a bear is useful.  But in our stressed overload culture the constantly elevated cortisol levels are the cause of most diseases of our civilization including heart disease, cancers and even diabetes.

And what about the mind?

Conversation is minimal during a massage.  This allows you to reach a place of stillness, similar to what is obtained during meditation.  This allows the mind and brain reset.

 

Mind Body Spirit

Massage reunites you with the person that you are meant to be.  The person that we need in the world.  Peaceful.  Kind.  and Loved.

For more information about the effects of Swedish Massage:

http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=1588

 

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Don’t Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to Be Medicine

While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits.

By ANDREA PETERSEN

Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer, improves symptoms in children with asthma, and increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Giving massages to the littlest patients, premature babies, helped in the crucial task of gaining weight.

Is massage just for pampering or does it have true biological effects? A recent study showed muscles rebounded better if massaged after exercising to exhaustion. Andrea Petersen on Lunch Break has details on Lunch Break.

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