Massage therapy can be of great benefit when it comes to retraining the brain and muscles to become rebalanced and reactive in healthy, pain-free ways.
Therapeutic massage moves energy through our bodies, which in turn helps the body heal itself. It helps to connect the brain and nerves to our body parts. A feeling of relaxation and more energy is the reward of a good massage. Relaxation is one major key to healing our bodies.
Massage therapy can bring healthy touch to someone who fears touch because of chronic pain or emotional trauma. For someone new to massage, starting out with Shiatsu techniques or even non-touching therapy such as Reiki can be very helpful. As time progresses, Cranial-Sacral techniques and Swedish massage can be used.
Experts estimate that close to ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Retraining the body is not something done quickly; it takes time to create new connections and for the brain to remember original pre-trauma neuronal pathways.
This type of work can be very rewarding for both the person receiving the massage and the practitioner as improvement and progress is eventually seen in the client’s posture, movement, flexibility and emotional behavior.
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan with Nanie Carillo at Acupuncture Del Soul (520) 979-7078