Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively affected with massage therapy. Studies shows massage may help: Reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy. Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety. Significantly decrease heart rate, … Continue reading Massage Therapy & Mental Health
There’s been more than one study suggesting massage therapy helps relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. More recently, the results have again been affirmed by research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and … Continue reading Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Treat yourself during the AMTA's 20th celebration of Massage Therapy Week, October 23-29. This week is designed to raise public awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage and encourage Americans to seek massage therapy for stress relief, pain management and general health.
As this fall season winds up, football is in full swing, the weather is turning cooler, and the leaves will change beautiful colors. Once those leaves fall, however, someone needs to rake them. And that outside furniture and recreational equipment needs to be stored before winter. These activities can be stressful on your back and … Continue reading Massage for Low Back Pain
I have been given a wonderful opportunity to help women victimized by sexual abuse at the YWCA of McLean County. I will be able to volunteer my services of bodywork and Reiki to help them reduce stress and anxiety and regain a sense of normalacy with their life again. Here is a brief description … Continue reading Helping Sexual Abuse Victims at the YWCA