The Magic of Massage - More People are Considering Massage Therapy for Stress and Pain Relief

Released on: December 11, 2007, 4:29 pm

Press Release Author: Andrea Vogt-Palmer,

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Louisville, KY December 10, 2007--Getting a massage used to
be reserved mainly for affluent people. Over the past few years however, it has
become more and more mainstream as people are looking for alternatives in dealing
with stress and pain.

Press Release Body: As a lot of medical professionals are starting to use a
comprehensive approach, including alternative therapies like massage therapy, in
dealing with medical problems, Andrea Vogt-Palmer of points out
that receiving a good therapeutic massage can do wonders for the body and soul.
Some people get regular massages to deal with everyday stress, manifesting itself
often in tight neck and shoulder muscles.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. There
is also something to be said about the power of the human touch, and statistics have
shown that when, for example, babies born prematurely were given gentle massages,
they gained weight faster and were able to leave the hospital earlier. After a
massage, people feel generally positive, relaxed, even happy.

Massage is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration
of body and mind. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living
in the present moment, massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing
with it true relaxation and peace.

Vogt-Palmer points to the physical benefits of massage which can range from improved
circulation, release of endorphins (the body\'s natural painkiller), decreased
depression and anxiety, help with insomnia, lowering blood pressure, pain relief
(like migraine and back pain), to helping heal injured muscles faster.

Studies have shown that when employees receive chair massages to deal with tight
neck and shoulder muscles, they not only feel better afterwards but are also more
productive, which provides a great selling point to the boss.

If you don\'t have a professional massage therapist handy, Andrea Vogt-Palmer
suggests to try self-massage. When experiencing sinus pressure, get relief by
placing your fingertips at the bridge of your nose. Slowly slide your fingers down
your nose and across the top of your cheekbones to the outside of your eyes. For
shoulder tension relief, reach one arm across the front of your body to your
opposite shoulder. Using a circular motion, press firmly on the muscle above your
shoulder blade. Repeat on the other side.

All in all, if you\'ve never tried massage therapy, you should explore it. There is
a good possibility that you\'ll get hooked. is committed to showing how you can transform to a healthy
lifestyle by creating healthy eating habits, increasing physical activity,
de-stressing your life and generally having a more positive mindset.

For further information, please e-mail Andrea Vogt-Palmer at

Web Site:

Contact Details:
P.O. Box 173
Hillview, KY 40129

Phone: (502) 413-1073

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