"There is no tissue in the body that is as ubiquitous as connective tissue and as it migrates and develops in various forms in various locations, it's "connective " qualities cannot be overstated. It binds specific cells into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, connects muscles to bones, ties bones into joints, wraps every nerve and every vessel, laces all internal structures firmly into place and envelops the body as a whole.
Deane Juhan, Job's Body
There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic.
Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.