Benefits Of Bodywork Alchemy Massage
Bodywork Alchemy sessions may be useful in:
- Alleviating low-back pain and improving range of motion.
- Assisting expectant mothers with shorter, less painful labor and shortening maternity hospital stays.
- Easing dependence on medication.
- Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
- Stretching and exercising weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Supporting athletes of all levels to prepare for, maintain and recover from strenuous workouts.
- Improving the condition of the skin; the body's largest organ.
- Increasing joint flexibility
- Lessening depression and anxiety.
- Promoting tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reducing post surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Curtailing spasms and cramping.
- Relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Releasing endorphins—the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieving migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
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.
Studies estimate that up to 90% of disease is stress related. Nothing ages us faster, inside or outside, than chronic high stress.While eliminating anxiety and pressure in our fast-paced world may be challenging, there’s no doubt that massage can help manage stress.
The emotional balance that bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits:
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Reduced fatigue.
- Increased perspective and clarity.
Specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body in response to massage, with profound effects:
- Arthritis sufferers report fewer aches and feel less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better lung function and increased air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Massage does a body a world of good so it makes perfect sense that receiving massage on a regular basis will simply enhance the benefits it offers. Those who choose to include massage in their regularly scheduled self-care plan cannot help but notice how much more healthy and youthful they feel with each passing year. Budgeting time and funds for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.
I encourage you to make massage a necessary, routine piece of your health and wellness plan; and invite you to work with me to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your specific needs.