Massage therapy can be one of the important steps in maintaining your personal wellness. Massage can facilitate the natural wellness and healing process of your body by keeping it balanced, relaxed, and encouraging the free flow of fluids and energy throughout the body.
Benefits of Massage
The therapeutic effects of massage are recognized by personal and clinical experience, and supported by scientific research. They include: • General relaxation • Improved circulation • Muscle relaxation • Reduction of anxiety • Improvement in cellular nutrition • Relief from negative effects of stress
The therapeutic benefits of yoga have been recognized for centuries and documented by western science to include:
Increased range of motion
Increased coordination and balance
Increased oxygen to the brain
Increased metabolism and aids digestion
Enhanced immune system function
Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Improved psychological and physiological well-being
Slower breathing reduces stress
Therapeutic yoga refers to the use of yoga to relieve specific conditions or achieve specific goals, such as learning proper alignment and beginning yoga.
Yoga therapy is more one-on-one and targeted, with one or two students per session.
• Yoga therapy works with your goals.
• Yoga therapy is directed at your needs.
• Yoga therapy recognizes the uniqueness of your body.
• Yoga therapy increases your body awareness.
• Yoga therapy adjusts your yoga practice to your progress.
As Statement on Today’s Health Problems
Many of today’s health problems are caused by chronic stress and conditions of working and living. Sore neck, shoulders and upper back are symptoms of stress and can be relieved through massage and yoga. Sore lower back and legs may be symptoms of sitting and office work and detract from the quality of our lives.
Chronic mental and physical stress may lead to tension headaches, backaches, ulcers, colitis, blood sugar irregularities, high blood pressure and heart disease. Too much stress has also proven to impair the immune system leaving us vulnerable to many diseases and inhibiting our recovery.
Driving or riding in daily commutes, and sitting for long periods of time at work stations can tax the body.
Repetitive movements required in office work, physical labor, gardening, playing violin or guitar, engaging in golf or tennis, may contribute to chronic muscle tension, dysfunction and pain. Muscles shorten with chronic tension, which leads to the loss of flexibility in joints, misalignment and poor posture. Therapeutic Massage and Yoga Can Help!