Bonnie's Helping Hands - Licensed Massage Therapist
Benefits of Massage
 
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

*Decreased anxiety.
*Enhanced sleep quality.
*Greater energy.
*Improved concentration.
*Increased circulation.
*Reduced fatigue.
 
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
*Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
*Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
*Ease medication dependence .
*Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles .
*Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
*Increase joint flexibility .
*Lessen depression and anxiety .
*Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks .
*Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation .
*Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling .
*Reduce spasms and cramping .
*Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles .
*Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller .
*Relieve migraine pain.