Massage is one of the
oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000
years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and
Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments;
and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of
rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory
Plain and simple, the
effects of stress on the body can be extremely
detrimental. When a muscle is stressed, circulation is
reduced and both oxygen and nutrients are blocked.
Massage is a terrific way to
loosen up the muscles, increase the circulation and bring
oxygen and nutrients back to the area. It may also release
stored toxins, so it's important to flush out your system
by drinking water after a session.
benefits of massage are varied
As an accepted part of many
physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also
proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including
low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood
pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility,
smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many
millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the
stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to
disease and illness.
to relieve stress and pain...
massage can help you unwind, but that's not all. Explore
the health benefits and risks, then find out what to
what a few of Karen's clients have to say...
I have had many massages and
Karen's work is some of the
best I've ever experienced.
I felt relief from stress & release from
an area that was very bothersome for years.
I have had a few hundred
massages at some of the top spas in the
KAREN was the BEST!
Karen has an amazing gift ~ she
feel relaxed instantly…she is truly
experience in the
years… Seriously! :-)
Very educational, too!
Karen listened to me right off the bat regarding my
shoulder pain & used her hands to
melt that pain away! I loved how
she used a cream on my shoulder specifically.
Her pressure was
A++ ~ not once did I wince (as I
have by other therapists in the past).
felt like Karen cared & I feel
Amazing! Everyone needs to experience
Cranio-Sacral therapy in their
life. This has been the best experience and
results I have ever had!
You might even think of a
massage as a luxury found in exotic spas and upscale
health clubs. But did you know that massage, when combined
with traditional medical treatments, can reduce stress and
promote healing in people with certain health conditions?
Though massage is
certainly a great way to pamper yourself,
intent has always been to help heal certain physical
conditions. Many illnesses and symptoms can be at least
temporarily alleviated through various forms of massage.
Before starting massage therapy, consult your doctor to
make sure it's recommended for your condition. Massage is
often effective for problems associated with stress, PMS,
menstruation and menopause.
During a massage, a
therapist manipulates your body's soft tissues — your
muscles, skin and tendons — using his or her fingertips,
hands and fists. Massage can be performed by several types
of health care professionals, such as a massage therapist,
physical therapist or an occupational therapist. Several
versions of massage exist, and they're performed in a
variety of settings.
A massage may make you
feel relaxed, but it isn't likely to cure everything that
ails you. And, if performed incorrectly, it could
you. Learning about massage before you try one can help
ensure that the experience is safe and enjoyable.
For many conditions and injuries, massage may
be a means to help
you feel more relaxed
and less anxious and to reduce pain. It's one
of several useful tools for managing your
health, but it doesn't take
the place of
standard medical treatment and exercise.
Wondering exactly what
to expect at your massage appointment with
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