The healing power of massage can both nurture and balance the body
Recognizing this healing power and wanting to share it with others, I enrolled in the Swedish Certification program at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, California after many long years in the stressful corporate world. After completing the Swedish program in 2008, I knew massage/bodywork was my calling and continued learning and practicing many additional modalities/techniques over the years, such as:
Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, On-Site Chair Massage, Craniosacral, Hot Stones, Sports, and Thai massage.
The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments?
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- 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 postsurgery 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.
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.