What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a system of hands-on bodywork in which the therapist kneads, presses, strokes, and stretches the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin) to release tension, ease pain, and enhance healing. It is one of the oldest and simplest and safest forms of therapy. Massage stimulates circulation, improves breathing, allows for sounder sleep, and tones muscles.
The Effects of Massage
A single massage can be quite enjoyable, but the true benefits of massage are best experienced with a regular course of therapy. The effects of massage are cumulative, strengthening and toning your body, while eliminating excessive tension. Massage can calm the brain and nervous system, thus reducing fatigue and leaving you with increased vitality and energy. Massage has the potential to restore you physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Massage Boosts Immunity
Here's another reason to treat yourself to massage! Research has confirmed that a massage not only helps you relax but also strengthens your immune system. Scientists at the National Center for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine studied the reaction of nine healthy female medical students who reported being considerable stress because of an exam the next day. After just one full-body massage session, all participants experienced reduced levels of anxiety, and five of the nine (56 percent) had substantially more (and better functioning) immune system cells.
We offer a variety of massage therapy services for our valued patients. We encourage you to learn more about what we provide and how we can help. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling (770) 988-8884. We're always happy to hear from you!