After you've had a good massage you know it has made a positive change in your body because you feel like you've been reset but here's some of the science behind why it makes us feel good:
stimulates parasympathetic nervous system (which regulates rest and digest and gives you feeling of being safe and relaxed)
lowers stress hormones : cortisol and adrenaline
improves circulation and increases blood flow to muscles
decreases muscle stiffness, pain and joint inflammation
improves immune function as it moves stagnant lymph through the lymphatic system
improves flexibility by stretching the fascia and muscle tissues
decreases anxiety and better overall mood
Long term stress causes overexposure to stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) which alters and suppresses immune, digestive and reproductive systems.
75-90% of all doctor office visits are stress related ailments because stress can trigger or worsen symptoms or diseases
Overtime routine stress(due to frequent activation of the body's natural survival alarm system: the sympathetic nervous system) contributes to health problems such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, heart disease, high blood pressure etc.
(info found on National Institute of Mental Health)
We want to encourage you to choose to live a healthy and fulfilling life and would like to help you in this process of transformation. We are here to help you reduce stress and tension, leading to a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle. Making massage part of your wellness routine is once of the greatest way you can show yourself love and stay in tune with your body's needs.