The body is a miraculous manifestation that gives us direct access to unknown parts of ourselves. The body revealed by posture, muscle contraction, and flexibility demonstrates the sort of armor we use to protect ourselves in a sometimes difficult world. For instance, an individual with depression might tense up or constrict the stomach or back in order to be less vulnerable to particular emotions.
MASSAGE THERAPY can be an effective choice of treatment for a number of psychological issues: depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity, anxiety, stress, and post-traumatic, to name a few.
The MASSAGE THERAPIST bears witness to our mounting stresses and vulnerabilities and helps unblock the passageways that allow us to fully breathe in life, every point of contact on the body is an opportunity for self-awareness. The sense of being “held” during a massage awakens a feeling of being loved, and, cared about, as the therapist’s focus is a kind of concentrated care for the client.
Psychological healing occurs when we sink into the reality of our bodies. After a MASSAGE TREATMENT, we may find that our spirits have been lifted, or that we’ve broadened our everyday perspectives. The opportunity is one for self-awareness.
When used regularly, HEALTH AND SKINCARE is a great way to help with stress management and overall better health through the increase and balance of key neurotransmitter hormones. When you are relaxed, your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism all slow down, thus creating a calmer state of mind and body. The following are some examples of hormones that are released during a massage:
- Endorphins are the feel-good hormone released by the body in times of joy and happiness. It is essentially the body’s natural painkiller.
- Oxytocin which is known to create bonding promotes trust, and, empathy.
- Serotonin helps to regulate your mood as well as your sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability, and, memory.
- Dopamine is a feel-good hormone and is an important part of your brain’s reward system, associated with pleasurable sensations, and, learning.
Our lives differ remarkably from those of our forefathers. Pollution of all kinds, political changes, technological demands, fast foods, stress, natural disasters, strange diseases, the depletion of the ozone layer, and so on from part of our modern world. The tensions and strains of our daily lives begin to show at an earlier age than ever before. The first signs are detected on our faces.
People suffer from sore and tired muscles, listlessness, tiredness, insomnia, headache, mental strains, exhaustion, colds or flu, irritability, and panic, just to name a few.
HEALTH AND SKINCARE massage treatments minimize feelings of angst that cause depression and prevent us from connecting to our bodies and experiencing joy.
Depression can be seen as an estrangement from a caring world. The mind and body become estranged from physical and emotional stimulation. You may then experience feelings of dissociation, depression, or detachment. What is needed is a return to a nurturing touch, both physically and emotionally.
The increased production of dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, and, the decrease in cortisol, through massage, encourages deep relaxation resulting in lowered blood pressure, improved sleep, decreased anxiety, improved digestion, and an overall feeling of well-being.
How can massage improve the psyche of an individual? In the study of HEALTH AND SKINCARE, we learn that massage can:
- Evoke feelings of pleasure
- Bring a sense of well-being
- Bring about complete relaxation
- Encourage the ability to think more clearly
- Encourage positive thinking
- Promote rational decision-making
- Help to balance mind and emotion
- Encourage clarity of mind
- Improve sleeping patterns
- Promote better and prolonged focus
- Increase mental functioning
Decrease stress and anxiety