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Massage Therapy Improves Mental and Physical Health and Wellness

Last updated Monday, September 22, 2014 13:02 ET

Integrating massage therapy into a regular health and wellness routine has been proven to improve mental and physical health.

09/22/2014 / SubmitMyPR /

Massage Therapy Improves Mental and Physical Health and Wellness

The mind and body are interconnected by hormones and neurotransmitters, which help us to effectively navigate our environments.  When faced with the stresses of everyday life, the human body’s sympathetic nervous system is triggered to release cortisol, raise blood pressure, repress hunger and the need for elimination, and prepare the body for fight or flight.  While this is a good thing in short bursts, chronic stress is very taxing on the body and also very common in our fast-paced and stressful world.  If you do not take restorative steps to relieve stress, it takes a toll on your immune system and adrenal gland, can cause angry outbursts, anxiety, depression and lack of focus and motivation as well as high blood pressure, upset stomach, chest pain, and trouble sleeping.  These are very common ailments and they are all related to mismanaged stress.

Integrating massage therapy into a regular health and wellness routine has been proven to improve mental and physical health, as well as improve attention, stress management, and outlook on life.

Integrating massage therapy into your life relieves stress and encourages the relaxation your body needs to recover and thrive.  Clinical studies have shown that receiving a massage therapy session even for just thirty minutes can lower your heart rate, and cortisol and insulin levels significantly.  Massage has been shown in studies to control stress hormone levels, and reduce depression, anxiety and hostility.  It has also been shown to lower blood pressure, which significantly decreases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. 

Receiving a massage increases the release of endorphins in your brain, which creates dopamine and serotonin.  These neurotransmitters cause the body to relax and induce a sense of peace and wellbeing allowing your mind and body to restore and rejuvenate.  This also improves your general mood, outlook on life, and ability to manage stressful situations. 

Serotonin also acts as a pain reliever, which is one of the reasons massage therapy is useful in treating chronic pain.  In fact studies have shown massage therapy to relieve pain in patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.  Chronic pain, back pain and stiff muscles are also common ailments caused by everyday wear and tear on our bodies, including remaining seated or standing for long periods of time.  Massage therapy relaxes muscles and improves flexibility by increasing the flow of blood to the muscles of the body.  This increased blood flow carries nutrients and oxygen to sore, strained, and tense muscles reducing swelling and stiffness and increasing their range of motion. 

Kamala Wright, LMT owner of Edit Your Image Massage is a mobile massage specialist in South Florida who enjoys educating her clients and students about the benefits of massage.  She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician in the State of Florida, as well as a member of the Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce and Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.  She is a skilled practitioner of Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, bamboo massage, and hot stone massage with a dynamic style tailored to meet the needs of each client.  Her mobile massage service is perfect for events, parties, and bridal showers for guests to be luxuriously pampered. 

This spring, Kamala Wright has been focused on educating the people of South Florida about how they can utilize massage therapy to benefit their lives.  On May28st, 2014 Wright offered free massages  at the Perfect Wedding Guide Spring Bridal Show Bride’s Night Out in Miami, Florida.  The previous month Edit Your Image Massages was the premiere massage vendor at the 6th Annual Throwback Celebrity Golf Weekend, April 25, 2014 at the Inverrary Golf Club.  The following day EYIM also hosted the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., 12th Annual Artis “Jack” Hall Kappa Golf Klassic.  In the following months she taught a class at LMNT in Miami at the After The Wedding Show, How To Give Your Partner a Sensual Body Massage where she taught the art of giving and receiving sensual massage.

Subsequently on June 11th, 2014 Wright taught Pregnancy Massage Techniques: Expectant, a workshop at Babies “R” Us in Pembroke Pines as a part of a new parent class series.  This workshop, taught to expectant mothers and their partners and family members, demonstrated massage techniques that address many common discomforts associated with pregnancy. In addition, Babies “R” Us is bringing Wright back to teach Pregnancy Massage Techniques: Expectant, a workshop at Babies “R” Us in Pembroke Pines workshop on August 28, 2014 .

Wright continues to spread awareness of the health and wellness benefits of massage therapy through massage therapy sessions and by teaching people how they can utilize massage techniques themselves to improve their lives.

Visit Kamala Wright’s website www.edityourimage.com to learn more, or you can contact her directly at 305-505-9118 or [email protected].  Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. See our ad in the Bump Magazine.

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