"Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope to both the receiver and the giver. The healing of touch is reciprocal."
The Healing Mind and Body Connection of Massage
The benefits of massage extend beyond the physical. Massage is unique in that it provides tangible stimulation through touch. Touch is our first sensual experience and remains, along with smell, the most immediate and evocative link between mind and body.
Many people have reported cathartic experiences during a massage. Just as a massage unwinds tired and stressed muscles, it also may very well unwind repressed emotions that are not processed during a hectic day. In addition to reducing anxiety, massage has shown success in:
Fostering peace of mind and feeling of well-being
Promoting a relaxed state of mental alertness
Improving ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
Increased awareness of the mind-body connection
Improving employee performance and creating higher job satisfaction and morale
If there are particular traumas, phobias, or addictions in your life that you seek to eliminate, I strongly encourage you to read about the energy psychology tool "Emotional Freedom Technique" to overcome those issues. Meanwhile, for two excellent ways to eliminate stress and anxiety, I urge you to try the Glide Point Massage Tool and The Tingler.
Benefits of Massage
Dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and relieves congestion.
Disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and facilitates movement.
Improves digestion and elimination.
Calms the mind. Promotes emotional balance and a sense of well-being.
Tones and relaxes the body and facial muscles which makes for a more youthful appearance.
Stimulates the nerves and reflex points throughout the body.
Helps to prevent muscular stiffness after exercise.
Acts as a "mechanical cleanse", stimulating lymph and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
Relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension.
Massage Feels Good!