Friday, January 24, 2014

Make Time for Monthly Maintenance

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You've heard it all before; if you want to improve your overall health you have to drink more water, get more sleep, eat more vegetables, exercise every day and reduce your stress load.  It stands to reason that each of these things is great for your health; they also seem to be easier said than done. 

Study after study has proven stress reduction is an integral part of improving your health and should be a goal for every individual.  Regularly scheduled massage therapy sessions can easily help you achieve this!  They are a great way to relax, relieve stress and are excellent for monthly health maintenance.  If one of your resolutions this year was to place more value on your health massage is a great place to start!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Detox with a Massage and Start the New Year off the Healthy Way

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With various holiday celebrations just past, many people start having more on their minds, other than where to find the best end of the year sales. Perhaps you start to think about the overindulgences you might have made throughout the year; or maybe you do not feel as good as you should - or could. The beginning of the New Year is classically a time for lifestyle changes to be made and embraced. Those changes can be for a new commitment, or it could be renewing your drive toward making healthy lifestyle decisions.
For this New Year, your body will thank you if your resolution revolves around getting regular restorative massages. You should know that a massage is more than just a pleasant and relaxing experience. There are various forms of a massage, and when it is applied correctly, a massage can have a wealth of benefits, including the reduction of various internal toxins.
Even the concept of your body containing anything referred to as a toxin might make you panic just a little. It is essentially the term for anything that can have ill effects on your body. This can range from various forms of toxins. Remember that some of these inorganic elements are essential for proper nutrition, while other compounds and elements can cause disconcerting levels of toxicity. Toxicity can cause a plethora of afflictions, and if left unchecked, it can spread and affect the functioning of several vital organs, including the kidneys, liver, and respiratory systems.
Some of the diseases that have been linked to toxicity issues include the following:
·         Depression/Anxiety
·         Headaches
·         Dermatological issues
·         Fevers
·         Autoimmune disease and more
Avoiding these complications can be achieved through the implementation of regular massage sessions. Massages serve to regulate circulation; this can improve the overall function of essential organs such as the liver and kidneys. A massage can even help to clear out pores, which are often underestimated areas of the body that germs can easily seep through, and eventually wreak havoc both inside the body and on its surface. Once the body feels revitalized, you will likely feel greater amounts of energy than before the first massage session. This is certainly a healthful alternative if you wish to find other methods for dealing with various maladies. Medication is not for everyone, and when you approach a detoxifying massage with a positive attitude and commitment - viewing the procedure as a treatment method - it can provide you with great benefits.
While regular massage treatments have the ability to detoxify the body, it is important in the coming year to begin a health maintenance routine. Diet and exercise are critical if you want to help keep your toxicity levels low. Remember that a diet can cause a great amount of damage when an organ, such as the liver, is not able to function properly due to unprocessed toxins.

Make sure that the New Year serves as a new start toward creating the best version of you that is possible. Take steps to maintain your body, and the next 365 days will be vibrant, and filled with an overall sense of wellness.