Massage facts for April 2013

FACT: Just a 10-minute massage can increase mitochondria production (=energy!), and reduce proteins associated with inflammation in muscles.

FACT: Stress happens. It's a normal part of everyday life, but did you know that 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects - both physiological and mental - from stress? A massage can help reduce everyday stress by helping you relax and relieve tense muscles.

FACT: your skin is the largest organ in your body. Are you taking good care of it? A massage helps moisturize and soften your skin, and also helps it detox better too!

FACT: Getting a post-workout massage improves your body’s ability to make the proteins needed for energy that goes towards rebuilding muscles torn or strained during a workout. Faster muscle regeneration and less soreness makes your workout work for you!

FACT: A massage can have beauty benefits! By increasing blood flow, a massage can help plump slackened skin, increase lympatic drainage to remove toxins, and give vitality to a dull complexion.

FACT: Massage therapy has shown to be effective in relieving migraine and tension headaches and also helps to prevent future headaches too!

FACT: a swedish massage during pregnancy addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.

FACT: Taking a hot shower before a massage can help increase your relaxing during your massage and allow your your therapist to spend more time working on your muscles than warming them up!

FACT: The use of hot, moist towels in massage therapy, also known as hydrothermal therapy, can help tight muscles to relax, soothe irritated nerve endings, and increase circulation.

FACT: A study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that ongoing massage therapy treatments could lower anxiety, reduce pain, and improve grip strength for those that suffer from arthritis.
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