You may be wondering “Why should I consider getting a massage”?
In reality we tend to treat our mind, body, and spirit as if we were made of stone. As we continue our journey, pieces of us become chipped, dislocated, rearranged, and often this manifests into pain, stress, dysfunction, and disease process.
Bodywork is truly one of the oldest forms of resculpting the mind, body, spirit integration, and when done with integrity and truly healing modalities and proper anointing of pure oils, and botanicals the body responds, as well as the mind and spirit. As an artist I have always viewed this as if I were sculpting, finding these issues as I work and helping you to release these. This means that we will need bodywork from time to time in order to continually be put back together and allow ourselves the ability to function at our best.
I’ve experienced this in my personal life and am continually reaffirmed by those who sing the praises of healing as a result of great bodywork.
The physiological scientific data is remarkable as well as the emotional and spiritual healing that results with each and every treatment.
THE BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
- massage dialates or opens up blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion of blood.
- massage increases the number of red blood cells, especially in cases of anemia.
- massage acts as a “mechanical cleanser”, pushing along lymph and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
- massage relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension.
- massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction. Massage thus helps to overcome harmful “fatigue” products resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.
- massage improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
- massage can compensate, at least in part, for lack of exercise and muscular contraction in persons who, because of injury, illness, or age, are forced to remain inactive. In these cases, massage helps return venous blood to the heart and so eases the strain on this vital organ.
- transverse massage separates muscle fibers, undoing or preventing the formation of adhesions.
- massage may have a sedative, stimulating, or even exhausting effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of massage treatment given.
- massage may, according to some authorities, bust the fat capsule in the subcutaneous tissue so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. In this way, massage combined with a nutritious, but calorie deficient diet can be an aid to reducing.
- massage improves the general circulation and nutrition of tissues. It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells, heightening tissue metabolism.
- massage increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and nitrogen, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.
- massage encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous and sulphur necessary for tissue repair in personal convalesing from bone fractures.
- massage improves the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful particles. It helps lessens inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain.
- massage helps eliminate edema (or dropsy) of the extremities.
- massage disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and facilitates movement.
- massage empties the larger ducts and channels and so decreases the autointoxication resulting from the reabsorption of toxic materials in these channels resulting from inflammation or constipation.