Ok, it’s not happy spring in Maine yet. It snowed this morning! And I had my first ever major sliding across the road, (while driving a 4-wheel drive SUV). Terrifying because I was out of control for a few seconds…Amazing because I instinctively knew what to do and I did not end up crashed into a tree or another vehicle.
I can’t plant any Pansies yet, like my friend Jenny in New York, and the ground is a frozen, watery mess, however our mini waterfall at the edge of the pond finally broke free of the thick winter ice, and its flowing water sound lulls me to sleep at night. And there was a glowing pink-orange sunset over the pond and a spectacular rainbow in our door yard this evening.
I want to let you all know that Massage has so many health benefits.
My goal is to help you improve your life through the art of Therapeutic Massage. Many regular clients report improvements—often mental and spiritual as well as physical—through regular Massage.
I look forward to seeing you experience all the benefits that massage has to offer.
Regular Massage can greatly benefit your overall health and well-being.
The more you learn about Massage, the more you’ll benefit from each of your sessions. Here are some of the benefits of Massage Therapy.
Massage alleviates stress. This is a big one. Stress is one of the top causes of disease.
Massage relieves tight or sore muscles and improves circulation.
Massage aids in detoxification.
The most obvious benefit shared by 99% of the clients I work with is that a Massage Therapy session makes you feel good!
The stress-relieving, soothing results are enough for many to include Massage as a regular part of their lives.
The first sense to develop is your sense of touch. It’s not surprising you feel good after receiving one of my Therapeutic Massages. I work with a lot of love, prayer and positive intention.
Did you know that each square inch of your skin contains roughly 50 nerve endings. With as many as five million total touch receptors in your skin relaying messages to your brain!
Even a simple touch has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce the heart rate. Touch can also signal the brain to produce endorphins, your body’s natural pain suppressors.
Massage can restore suppleness and strength to your muscles, improving their overall function. It’s the ideal treatment for releasing tension or muscles in spasm and helps to release toxins such as lactic acid (produced by muscle tissue during exercise).
Proper circulation is vital to continued health. Your blood and lymph carry nourishment to the trillions of cells throughout your body and then carry away the waste to be eliminated from the cells. Massage encourages a better exchange of nutrients at the cellular level and more thorough detoxification.
Is Massage Therapy a critical part of remaining healthy? Yes, it is!
The nervous system is your communication network, sending messages constantly that determine proper functioning throughout your body. The nerve endings found in the skin and muscles are soothed by massage, and this contributes to keeping your internal lines of communication open and operational.
Massage also aids in maintaining flexibility in your joints, such as the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, and neck. These joints are thoroughfares for nerves, veins and arteries, so their freedom of movement allows energy and blood to flow unimpeded.
Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and is one of the earliest known health treatments known.
Isn’t it good to know that something that feels so good can contribute to your long-term health as well?
The word massage comes from the French word that means “kneading,” derived from the Latin word massa, meaning “kneaded dough.”
Did you know… this past winter I have been making my own bread, with whole grains from Maine. I do it by hand…kneading the dough is my favorite part. As well as being in a warm kitchen and making delicious soup to go along with the bread.
Here on the coast of Maine its spring…its cold and the skies are beautiful. The new birds are singing in the morning and the days are getting longer by the minute. And… it is still cold enough for a hearty bowl of soup!
Take a look at this months soup. Carrot-Ginger-Curry- Coconut.
Peace & Light,