Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Increases Circulation of the Blood
Increases Circulation of the Lymph
Boosts the Immune System
Calms the Mind
Improves Self Awareness
Encourages Sense of Well Being
Massage can increase the body's dopamine levels.
This is always a good thing!
Experience the bliss of an outdoor massage!
RESEARCH FINDINGS: according to article in The Wall Street Journal Health & Wellness March 13, 2012
A 10-minute massage upped mitochondria production, and reduced proteins associated with inflammation in muscles that had been exercised to exhaustion, a small study last month found.
A full-body massage boosted immune function and lowered heart rate and blood pressure in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation treatment, a 2009 study of 20 participants found.
"There is emerging evidence that (massage) can make contributions in treating things like pain, where conventional medicine doesn't have all the answers," said Jack Kllen, NCCAM's deputy director.