Fight Back Aging – Massage

Massage Therapy

Massage is one of the world’s oldest therapies. It feels good, improves your health and lessens the impact of aging.  And the human condition craves a healing touch.

For many of us aging means joints stiffen, stress and blood pressure increase, circulation is sluggish and toxic waste accumulates. We feel weaker, sleep is often interrupted, and arthritis and diseases like Parkinson’s can strike.

Regular massage CAN make a difference. It has been shown to ease joint pain and stiffness, increase your range of motion, reduce spasms and cramping, improve circulation and relieve headaches, even migraines, and improve the length and quality of your sleep. Blood pressure and cortisol stress hormone levels can be reduced. Leg swelling can be dramatically lessened. The Journal of Neuroscience reported leg massage also promoted and reinforced the immune system by increasing the secretion of peptides which aid in fighting bacteria. Massage improves your overall health by promoting lymphatic circulation, reducing waste accumulation and preventing the pain and muscle fatigue they cause.

Massage balances dopamine and serotonin, which are relaxing neurotransmitters, and increases the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer. It can gently exercise weak, tight or atrophied muscles and has even partially restored mobility lost due to Parkinson’s or arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation has identified that massage therapy is an increasingly popular alternative to treat symptoms and many find greater relief than from medication. Massage speeds the healing from injury and illness and is more efficient at recovering muscles than rest alone.

You CAN fight back the signs of aging and we are here to help.

Written by:
Tanya Christie
Hand & Stone Thornhill