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.
Hand & Stone Thornhill