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The Benefits of Massage: Is Bodywork Right For Me?
Massage provides relief to people of all ages-from infants to seniors-and from all walks of life-the weekend or competitive athlete to the home gardener or overstressed, overworked executive.

Bodywork offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Massage has many effects, such as:

Physical Level
  • Deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduced muscle spasm and tension
  • Relief from entrapment of nerves in muscle
  • Greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased ease and efficiency of movement
  • Promoted deeper and easier breathing
  • Better circulation of both blood and lymph fluids
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Relief of tension-related to eye strain and headaches
  • Improved posture
  • Faster healing from pulled muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces pain, swelling and formation of scar tissue following injury

    Mental Level
  • Relaxed state of alertness
  • Reduced mental stress: a calmer mind
  • Greater ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately

    Emotional Level
  • Feeling of well-being
  • Reduced levels of anxiety
  • Increased awareness of mind-body connection

    It's important to note that there are some conditions where massage is not recommended. For example, massage is contraindicated in people with:

  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Phlebitis
  • Some cardiac problems
  • Some skin conditions
  • Infectious diseases

    As studies continue to reveal the link between kinesiology and physical and emotional health, the effects of massage will be further documented. However, one need only to experience a good massage to know it's beneficial to body and soul.
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    Mountain Styles
    148 Route 100
    West Dover, VT 05356
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