A healthier lifestyle that includes massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive approach to wellness based on the body's natural ability to heal itself and stabilize your systems. Massage therapy increases the efficiency of both the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. The circulatory system is responsible for bringing nutrients to your cells and removing toxic byproducts. Your lymphatic system also removes toxins and additionally captures and destroys invading bacteria and viruses. By increasing lymphatic flow, massage therapy directly enhances the immune system.
Instead of mentally beating yourself up for overindulging over the holidays, take action to begin stabilizing your digestive system and balancing your body. Therapeutic massage sessions promote a healthy digestive system by relaxing abdominal and intestinal walls, as well as stimulating your major digestive organs improving circulation and waste removal. When combined with a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, massage therapy can help regulate you, flush out the toxins in your system and leave you feeling more energetic and rejuvenated.
To improve your emotional health, book a massage. It decreases stress and increases the production of serotonin thereby reducing depression and pain. Massage is not just for stress relief; it can lessen negative mood states like depression, anxiety, and anger and their associated stress hormones.
Start the New Year with a promise to yourself. Make new decisions, build healthier habits to enhance your life both physically and mentally. Prepare for a happy and healthy New You.