We have always understood the benefits of massage both physiologically and psychologically. The power of touch has never been more prevalent and there are many schools of thought about this subject from energy fields to moving chi energy.
The Touch Research Institutes has conducted over 100 studies on the positive effects of massage therapy on many functions and medical conditions in varied age groups. Among the significant research findings are: enhanced growth (i.e. infants); diminished pain (i.e. fibromyalgia); decreased autoimmune problems (e.g., increased pulmonary function in asthma and decreased glucose levels in diabetes); enhanced immune function (i.e. increased natural killer cells in HIV); and enhanced alertness and performance (i.e. EEG pattern of alertness and better performance on math computations). Many of these effects appear to be mediated by increased relaxation activity and decreased stress hormones.
Research findings from The Touch Research Institute in Miami has proven that massage:
- Facilitates weight gain in pre-term infants
- Positively alters the immune system
- Reduces pain
- Reduces stress hormones in the body
- Alleviates depression
Stress Therapy Treatment benefits
By working on the area closest to the spine we are able to influence the Central Nervous System, accessing the whole body, thereby inducing a deep relaxation from head to toe. Ideal for both male and female clients, the treatment may be completed in just 30 minutes. The movements used in this very specialized treatment will not only stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, but will also assist in balancing the flow of Chi energy.
This means that increased nutrients (e.g. Oxygen and glucose) will be brought to each and every cell, and the byproducts of metabolism, such as Carbon Dioxide, Lactic Acid and fluids are removed more efficiently. Since accumulation of these wastes in the muscles can cause fatigue and tension, the increased circulation of tissue fluids initiated by the massage help attain the desired relaxation effect. This is perfect for the busy career men and women of the 21st Century, that so much need to escape from everyday stressful situations.