Benefits of Massage
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Ease medication dependence.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
Relieve migraine pain.
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About the author Kristen Boston:
Kristen is a Board Certified, 2001 graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage. She is Licensed with the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners. Areas of study include therapeutic massage and bodywork, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical conditions and the clinical application of medical massage. Kristen has worked alongside physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, doctors, and trained with Orthopedic Dr. Ben Benjamin. After graduation Kristen continued her education to become a certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer. She continues to help clients approach their health & wellness with a “whole body” approach. Helping people grow Healthy Inside Out. Kristen is a mother and aunt to children with varying food allergies. She is a bit of a self proclaimed "food snob" with an inner "fat girl" mentality. Her passion is to bring health, wellness, and freedom in the body to anyone who so desires. Kristen enjoys sharing her own personal insights, struggles and lifestyle alternatives after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Her hope is to make healthy living simple, and obtainable, to everyone. For more information on Kristen go to "about".
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