Americans are very anxious and overwhelmed, according to a new national survey. Top stressors include inflation and global uncertainty related to fear of Russian retaliation and its invasion of Ukraine—on top of feeling life has been “changed forever” by COVID-19. In response to this stress, Americans are engaging in such unhealthy coping behaviors as overeating […]
Massage used to only be available at high-end spas or health clubs. Some people viewed it as a luxury for the wealthy or a code word for illegal activities. Now massage is widely available and viewed as an important tool in promoting mental and physical health. Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and […]
Massage boosts your immune system by reducing stress and by circulating blood and lymph throughout the body. Swedish and lymphatic drainage massage are immune-boosting power plays. The effleurage (long strokes) and petrissage (short, kneading motions) of Swedish massage promote circulation of blood and lymph, helping your body to more quickly process metabolic wastes. Lymphatic drainage massage […]
When your muscles and connective tissues become stiff or rigid, it can cause pain and limit your movement. Massage therapy can help relieve this tension in your muscles and connective tissues. It also increases your blood flow and promotes relaxation. If you have depression, massage therapy probably won’t cure your condition. But it may help […]
Manage Anxiety and Stress. Numerous studies have confirmed that massage as instrumental in reducing stress. … Muscle Relaxation. … Increase Blood Flow and Circulation. … Provide Lower Back Pain Relief. … Improve Your Mood. … Relief From Symptoms with Fibromylgia. … Improve Sleeping Habits.