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The Healing Touch

Mas­sage used to be just for wealthy folks who wanted to be pam­pered or ath­letes try­ing to stave off injury. How­ever, it’s grow­ing ever more preva­lent as a way to treat all kinds of med­ical con­di­tions, as well as pro­mote gen­eral well being.

More and more stud­ies are reveal­ing that mas­sage has some sur­pris­ing and immensely ben­e­fi­cial affects on the body and the mind some of these ben­e­fits include:

  • Mas­sage eases the pain and stiff­ness of over­worked mus­cles and con­nec­tive tis­sues and soothes sore joints.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Improves sleep by affect­ing delta waves in the brain.
  • Improves the flex­i­bil­ity and con­di­tion of skin.
  • Can curb the inten­sity of headaches,
  • Helps can­cer patients by less­en­ing fatigue, pain, anx­i­ety, depres­sion, and nausea.
  • Mod­er­ates depres­sion and anx­i­ety by reduc­ing lev­els of cor­ti­sol (a stress hor­mone) and boost­ing sero­tonin and dopamine.
  • Mod­er­ates symp­toms of PMS.
  • Helps to lower stress levels.
  • Raises alertness.
  • Fos­ters peace of mind and a feel­ing of well being.

 

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