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Benefits of Massage

Relieves muscle tension, pain, and stiffness: increasing  our "Range of Motion" and ability to be active.

Alleviates stress ( a major factor in many medical conditions). Stress directly affects the body’s nervous, cardiac, respiratory, immune and endocrine systems.

Brings oxygen and nutrients to the muscles as well as removing metabolic waste (by stimulating the lymphatic system.)

Decreases levels of cortisol (your body’s main stress hormone) and Increases levels of serotonin and dopamine (our pleasure related brain chemicals/neurotransmitters). These also help regulate mood, sleep, appetite, memory, etc

 

Improves  sleep and sleep rhythm: Serotonin (which is increased in the body during massage) promotes the production of melatonin… our natural sleep aid. 

Quiets the mind, getting us in touch with our physical body (Clinical studies have shown basic human touch is essential for well-being).

Regular massage causes muscles to be more elastic and firm, delaying atrophy from inactivity.

Improves blood circulation, and decreases  blood pressure.

Brings nutrients to the skin

Breaks up scar tissue and can aid in recovery after injury or overuse.

Increases metabolism.

 Decrease edema ( interstitial fluid build up that can result in swelling, pain and loss of motion).

Promotes a greater functioning immune system.

 

Clinical studies report that people who had regular massage reported less depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Massage can often help us become aware of any emotional tension that we may be carrying in our bodies. It can quiet our minds, so we can feel things we often skip over. Healing proceeds by letting emotions and memories come and go. Massage can help release these build ups and realign the body, mind and heart with its natural flow.  

 

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Stones: 

The hot stones promote deep relaxation.

Heat activates our parasympathetic nervous system: the "rest and digest response".

The heat aids our muscles release and helps the Therapist to address deeper tension. 

 

Himalayan salt stones contain 84 naturally occurring minerals.

The stones aid in gentle exfoliation and detoxification (has a natural antiseptic capacity).

The stones give off negative ions ( too many positive ions in the body leads to inflammation). 

 

 

 

Benefits of Essential Oils:

Essential oils are extremely popular these days. But the truth is, they've been around for thousands of years. 

 

They have been used for: 

- treating illnesses, infections and dietary issues

- natural cleaning and purification

- cosmetic remedies

-  emotional and spiritual enhancement.

Does aromatherapy really work? 

 The constituents in these oils stimulate the receptors and systems in our brains associated with memory, state of mind and mood. 

 

What exactly is an essential oil? 

They are highly potent and concentrated phytochemicals (biologically active compounds found in plants). They are distilled from flowers, roots, leaves and other plant parts. 

  

How is essential oil used in massage therapy?

It is diffused in the air by placing a sachet of organic cotton balls with a few drops of your choice oil next to the massage table. It is then placed in very small amounts upon wrists and feet (diluted using a carrier oil). Allergens are always taken into consideration.