Nancy Therapy offers a full range of services. They are local, affordable and cater to your busy timeline. Today’s massage therapy achieves multiple, positive results. Many of the results to expect are described here.
At the sensory level, whole body awareness is enhanced in a pleasant, restful setting. As skin temperature rises, a relaxation response kicks in. Touch is found useful in reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, pain and stress. In turn, the immune system receives a boost with improved circulation and stagnation reduction. Skin is the largest organ of the body. Massage provides various skin needs by scrubbing, cleansing, hydrating, wrapping, toning, or slathering with select herbal moisturizers.
Massage can re-educate at the muscle level. Assisting with stretches, flexing and conditioning can actually teach how to “let-go” and relax. Coaching to breathe deeply helps to let-go of pain in the relearning process.
Rock-a-bye Baby…massage affects the body’s nervous system by stimulating the brain to release a natural flood of endorphins to bring on that parasympathetic state “I feel good!” Ahhhhhhh….
At the skeletal level, soft tissue responds to targeted therapy by promoting good posture and improving structural alignment. Massage stimulates production of beneficial, lubricating synovial fluid. Look for an improvement in joint health and mobilization.
You can feel the pumping rhythm working. Connective tissue is all-pervasive, filling spaces and linking head to toe. While toxins and wastes are cleaned out, collagen fills in. The heart and breath of the body is likewise affected by the rhythm of massage. It improves circulation of the blood and oxygen delivery. Tension and holding patterns are released. It has been said that a one-hour massage equates to 7-8 hours of sleep for the body. Clients report getting their best night’s sleep following late afternoon massage.
Routine massage puts the receiver more in tune with their body. Self-esteem is enhanced with regular massage, resulting in improved mental health. A commitment to massage therapy is preventative healthcare. You are encouraged to discuss your session goals. Your involvement and commitment is crucial. If “holistic” appeals to you, consider how massage treats the body, mind and spirit in a healing kind of way. It has been said, “your issues are in your tissues”.
There is a massage for every body.
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 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.
- Relieve migraine pain.