What Massage does: Calms the Nervous System • Relieve Stress & Headaches • Improve Sleep • Strengthen the Immune System • Aid in Removal of Toxins from the Body • Reduce Muscle Tension • Improve Circulation • Improve Posture • Increase Flexibility & improve Range of Motion • Enhance Overall Well-Being • Increase the flow of Oxygen & Nutrients to Cells & Tissue • Stimulate & release Endorphins, your Body’s Natural Painkiller.
In a massage, a caring, safe touch helps you to relax.
The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax. The relaxation response also seems to increase the available level of serotonin, which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts. The relaxation response may decrease the physical effects of stress and reduce the risks associated with stress.