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Massage 4Families4Health

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization (WHO) We all know that massage can be very relaxing and reduce stress.  We often think of massage as being a luxury that we indulge in for special occasions.  While both of these statements are true, there are so many more benefits that we can get from receiving massage on a regular basis.  In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 50% of consumers received massage therapy for medical reasons.  Massage is now considered as important as diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Did you know...? Studies show that 70-90% of illnesses are Stress related Massage reduces Cortisol, the "stress" hormone Massage increases Serotonin, the "feel good" hormone Massage increases Endorphins, our natural pain killers Massage can have positive effects on those diagnosed