It has been noted in study after study that the magic of touch is vital to all living things, and we humans need it most of all. One of the most beneficial types of touch is Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy has been in existence as long as mankind has walked the earth. From the esoteric to the scientific, massage therapy has stood the test of time.
Therapeutic touch and manual manipulation of the human body has not only been proven to aid the body in healing itself, but it is also known to increase the levels of serotonin in the body. Seratonin is produced in the body when there are feelings of well being and positivity. When you are in a state of contentment, your body is delivering affirmation by producing serotonin.
When you are stressed and do nothing about it, like massage or exercise, your body will produce cortisol. Cortisol is a neurotransmitter that is produced when your body feels stressed or anxious. The good news is that massage stimulates the body and nervous system in such a way that it decreases cortisol levels. This is not only positive from the stand point of feeling good, but from a place of maintaing a strong immune system. When cortisol levels are high, they can destroy components to a healthy and balanced immune system.
So the next time you begin to feel an illness coming on or feel stressed, turn to massage as your first step in maintaining a happy, healthy body.As a matter of fact, I will be happy to book a regular schedule of massages for you or your loved ones and help keep the pain away.