Michele Ortiz /Intu Wellness
Michele Ortiz - Licensed Massage Therapist
Benefits Of Massage & Bodywork

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast paced world my not ever happen, however, massage and bodywork can without a doubt help you manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes occur throughout the body, with profound effects. The medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and many hospitals are incorporating massage on and off site to treat pre/post surgery as part of the recovery process, as well as stress and pain patients.  Research shows that with massage and body work arthritis sufferers note fewer aches an less stiffness and pain, high blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones, Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.

Massage and bodywork can also specifically help

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • 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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