Posted by: Mae | January 27, 2010

Stress Less This Year

Massage can help!

Did you know that some of the most common New Years Resolutions can be helped by massage?
For example:

  • Weight Loss: Late night infomercials and scientific studies tell us that the stress hormone cortisol contributes to weight gain, especially around the middle. Massage is excellent at reducing cortisol levels, can help you feel better in the body you have, and is much more pleasurable than taking a pill. Scrubs can help, too, by beginning to move toxins (stored in fat) out of your system, and reducing bloating.
  • Quitting Tobacco: Many, many folks cite stress relief as a main reason they light up. While it certainly can feel good in the short term, over time smoking does more harm to your body than good. An alternative method for dealing with stress immediately is deep breathing (which I can help you with). The stress relief from massage addresses your body and mind, is MUCH better for you, and the effects multiply when you have a massage on a regular basis.
  • Getting More Sleep: Well, by now you know massage lowers cortisol, and helps with stress relief. Obviously that can help you sleep better. Massage also helps decrease anxiety & depression, both of which can alter sleep patterns. Pain can also interfere with sleep, and, by treating musculo-skeletal pain, massage is a winner in the war for more zzz’s.


All of these benefits are enhanced when you receive massage on a regular basis, say once or twice per month. I offer six or twelve treatment packages to save you money!

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