Massage and a Healthier you
Pam Feb 16, 2012
Once considered a luxury, massage is now recognized as beneficial to health and well-being. It is being offered more and more along with more tradition medical treatments for a wide variety of conditions. We all know that massage feels good, but studies are showing that massage may actually improve your health. In a study performed by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, participants who received 45 minute sessions of deep tissue Swedish massage showed significant decreases in levels of stress hormones in the blood and increases in white blood cells, which indicates a strengthened immune system. The findings of the study indicate that massage may be effective in treating auto immune and inflammatory conditions.
According to Health Magazine, when stress hormones are reduced and “feel good” hormones serotonin and dopamine levels are increased by massage therapy, the results are a slower heart rate, reduced blood pressure and blocked pain receptors. Massage is also reported to provide relief from the painful symptoms of migraines, labor pain and fibromyalgia.
For even the healthiest clients, massage helps keep the immune system strong and boost your mood, which can have a powerful effect on your health. Our wellness program allows you to make your health a priority at a discounted price along with Wellness Program member benefits.