Therapeutic massage helps restore balance, and brings the body back to normal by triggering the relaxation response. Massage also relieves many of the mental and physical problems caused by prolonged stress.
Relaxation Response: The relaxation response is literally the flip-side of the stress response, bringing the body back to normal function.
Physical Relief: Chronic stress often leaves chronic muscular tension, trigger points, and poor circulation. These problems respond well to traditional massage techniques, deep tissue massage, and other forms of therapeutic bodywork.
Mental Relief: Massage can be thought of as a 1-hour vacation from stress, a get-away from life and its challenges. During a massage, you create a peaceful space and give yourself permission to relax.