Tuesday, October 22, 2013

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 20-26, 2013

By Terry Orr

Let us all join in celebrating the 17th National Massage Therapy Week by doing something special for someone and ourselves by getting an appointment for a well deserved massage!

Last October, we provided a quick guide to the most popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out which massage therapy style is right for you (http://kisbyto.blogspot.com/ 2012/10/national-massage-therapy-week.html).

What are the benefits of massage therapy?  Let us explore some of the benefits of a good massage.


Physical Benefits:
  • Relaxes the body;
  • Reduces tension headaches;
  • Lowers blood pressure;
  • Increases and promotes joint flexibility;
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles;
  • Increases circulation;
  • Reduce spasms and cramping; and
  • Improves posture and balance and so much more.

Mental Benefits:
  • Reduces mental stress;
  • Promotes quality sleep;
  • Improves mood, intellectual reasoning and productivity;
  • Induces mental relaxation; and
  • Improved concentration.

Emotional Benefits:
  • Reduces anxiety;
  • Enhances self-image;
  • Provides a feeling of well being; and
  • Nurtures and stimulates emotional growth.


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