By: Jennifer Much
Stress can wreak havoc on both the mind and body. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly three-quarters of adults experience health-related impacts due to stress. Between busy careers, having families and growing responsibilities, stress is inevitable. Thankfully, with the help of massage therapy, individuals can tone down the stress levels and instead, focus on self care.
By exploring the different types of massage, individuals can sink into relaxation, become more aware of their surroundings and also ward off many health ailments. Routine massage therapy sessions have the ability to do amazing things for our bodies.
One of the biggest benefits is that it lowers stress. Stress can have long-term effects that can impact a person's social, emotional and physical well-being.
By lowering stress levels with massage therapy, an individual can increase their immune function, boost their mental health, efficiently manage pain naturally and of course, improve their physical fitness.
There are many forms that can help lassle in stress are Reiki, Sound Healing and Integrated Massage. Together, they work together to help you be the healthiest and best version of yourself!
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. The hands-on technique, while not a massage, involves the transfer of "universal energy" though the palms of a practitioner to promote emotional and physical healing.
Just as yoga encourages muscles to softly move and stretch, gentle hand movements with Reiki help guide the flow of healthy energy. This energy moves throughout the client's body, and paired with a calm atmosphere, can help reduce stress and instill peace.
Healing with Sound
Our senses are important and complex aspects to our bodies. Our ears have the ability to facilitate relaxation and promote mindful healing. Sound is often incorporated into sessions and the good vibrations lead to a generous wave of calmness.
Dating back to the early centuries, Sound Healing uses music, tones, specific instruments and sonic vibrations to balance the mind, body, and spirit. These safe sound frequencies create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes emotional release, and a rich, deep rest. Ultimately, this audible reset works to also rebalance the nervous system.
Benefits of Integrated Massage
It's true that good things come in pairs, especially yoga and massage! Integrated Massage delicately combined multiple techniques from different styles.
Integrative bodywork blends these different styles, including contemporary massages, Swedish massages, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular therapy, Craniosacral therapy and yoga therapy. This take on wellness encourages the body to work as one despite each having a slightly different focus.
Paired with massage, yoga therapy is especially beneficial. Best of all, it is adaptable for those of all fitness levels. From beginner to advance, clients learn as they go and continue to increase their strength and flexibility.
According to the National Institute of Health, yoga supports stress management and makes a measurable difference. Backed by scientific evidence, it can also promote healthy eating, mindfulness, weight loss and better quality sleep.
Strive to reduce your stress this summer with regular massages. Along with inviting yoga sessions with us, you'll be on the pathway to reducing stress - and boosting happiness, in no time!
Breathe, find your calm and focus on your self care routine by joining us! View our schedule and upcoming events on www.rootsyogamindbody.com.