Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity.
Tao te Ching
(The Book of the Way)
Why get massage?
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage therapy is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Less . tension
Decreased . anxiety
Enhanced . sleep quality
Greater . energy
Improved . concentration
Increased . circulation
Reduced . fatigue
Enhanced sense of . well-being
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Alleviate . back pain, muscle soreness and tension
Ease . medication dependence
Enhance by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system. immunity
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 and range of motion
Lessen . depression and anxiety
Improve body awareness and body image .
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing . scar tissue and stretch marks
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving . circulation
Reduce . postsurgical adhesions
Help such as frozen shoulder during periods of immobility. prevent complications
Reduce . spasms and cramping
Relax and soften . injured, tired, and overused muscles
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's . natural painkillers
Relieve pain. headache
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving soul upon another.
How Massage Heals Sore Muscles
Massage reduces post-exercise pain by suppressing inflammation and stimulates muscle recovery at the cellular level. Readable scientific explanation:
Massage Heals Muscles NY Times 02062012
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Massage uplifts body, mind and soul. It nurtures YOU!
Peace. Love. Joy.
Massage meets us where we are,
and delivers rich, multi-layered gifts in all five realms--
physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Please be aware of the 24-hour cancellation policy. Because it is very difficult to fill a cancelled appointment without sufficient warning, appointments cancelled without at least 24 hours advance notice will be charged a fee of $50. Missed appointments (no shows) will be charged the full price of the service reserved. Any fee will need to be paid before rescheduling can occur.
Rishis of the wind and rain
telling us of what remains
reaching for the Light above
whispering remember Love.
by Rev. Lynne Matous