Massage therapy is more than just an occasional luxury. It has many far-reaching benefits that can dramatically improve your quality of life. First of all, massage lowers stress levels in your body as you relax. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. It acts as a buffer for stress, so that you can process and reduce that stress more easily in your daily life. As a result, you sleep more deeply at night and your immune system improves. Orthopedic massage reduces or eliminates soft tissue pain from chronic or recent injuries. Massage can improve the pain-free range of motion in arthritic joints, while keeping the joints active as long as possible. For people who sit in front of a computer all day, regular bodywork is incredible for eliminating neck and shoulder tension, as well as for treating or preventing repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Your body adapts to massage — the more you receive massage, the more quickly your body recovers from exercise fatigue and injuries.
How often would you like to receive massage? Alicia has clients who come in once a week, every two weeks, every three weeks, once a month, and every six weeks. Some clients come in every once in a while as a special treat or if their tension level has gotten out of hand. Others come in when they’ve injured themselves or they’re recovering from surgery. You decide what’s best for you.
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