Massage Therapy - Natural Rejuvenation

Massage is recognized as one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy for healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old.

Nowadays, massage therapy (under the term "bodywork") refers to the application of various techniques, which include stroking, kneading, tapping, vibrating to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body, using hands, forearms, elbows, feet or vibrators.  The goal of massage therapy is to benefit the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body, and positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client.

Clinical research shows massage can be effective in: massage102

  • relieving stress
  • improving circulation (both blood and lymph)
  • increasing energy
  • enhancing immune system function
  • reducing blood pressure
  • diminishing chronic pain
  • assisting in recovery from surgeries, injuries and illnesses
  • increasing flexibility and range of motion
  • easing symptoms of arthritis
  • promoting restful sleep
  • balancing body, mind and spirit

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