Carrie Collins

Massage Relaxes Tense Muscles

Muscles can become tight and ineffective for many reasons. Stress, injury, poor circulation, overuse, and misuse, can all cause you pain and discomfort as well as restrict your normal range of motion. When left unattended, these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality of your everyday life.

Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles, and connective tissue, breaking down and preventing further formation of adhesions, freeing your range of motion and reducing the dangers of fibrosis.


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Massage Improves Skin Tone

The sun, smog, poor diet, and the unstoppable aging process all contribute to the drying, wrinkling, and the general loss of the youthful characteristics of your skin.

Massage therapy dilates the blood capillaries of the skin increasing the uptake of vital skin repairing nutrients and speeding the removal of harmful toxins. This improved skin texture and relieving dryness and itching.

Remember, this is the only body you’re going to get.  Take great care of it!


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Massage Increases Blood Circulation

A tight muscle cannot hold much fluid nor can it allow much fluid to pass through it. This decreases your circulation of blood and increases the strain placed on your heart. This can leave you feeling fatigued and sore, reducing your precious energy reserves.

Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart, thus easing the strain on this vital organ. This increase in circulation brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you feel listless and drained. 


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Massage Reduces the Effects of Stress

Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints such as headaches, anxiety, backaches, neck pain, eyestrain, poor concentration, depression, irritability, anger, high blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion.

Massage therapy has an amazing effect on your body’s nervous system.  When it is activated, it counteracts your negative response to stress, relaxing muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return to normal.


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Massage Helps You to Sleep Better

Tension caused by everyday stress can emotionally drain you, robbing you of the patience and stamina you need just to cope with day-to-day life as well as disrupting your sleep leaving you tired and irritable.

Massage therapy relaxes your tense muscles and calms your nervous system, causing your body’s rhythm to slow down.  As your body slows down, your blood pressure lowers, your heart rate settles, and your breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic,


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