Benefits of Massage:

Experts estimate that up to ninety percent of disease is stress related. Nothing ages us faster than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing stress.

Massage can also help specifically and address a number of health conditions. Bodywork treatments can:

• Improves posture and range of motion.
• Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
• Ease medication dependence.
• Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
• Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
• Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
• Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
• Increase joint flexibility.
• Lessen depression.
• Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
• Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
• Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
• Reduce spasms and cramping.
• Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
• Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
• Relieves and decreases tension related headaches and migraine pain.

• Ease chronic and acute joint and muscle pain.
• Reduce fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue pain


Profound Effects:

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade
throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with bodywork:

• Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
• Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
• Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
• High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress
• Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating
chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the
tensions of modern lifestyles.


Invest in your Health

Consider the time with Holly's Healing Hands a neccessary piece of your health and wellness plan and establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs. Participating in this form of regulaly scheduled self-care will play a huge role in how healthy you feel.