Our goal at Your Body Needs is to help you find a place of calm and centeredness and guide and support you in carrying that feeling throughout your entire life.
There is a growing body of research that supports the value of massage therapies in reducing the body’s response to stress, promoting relaxation, and calming agitation. Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, including relieving symptoms of anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, insomnia, Myofascial pain, sports injuries, and more.
For now, though, we're focusing on the simple art of relaxation.
In a massage, we experience a caring, safe touch -- an invitation to relax. Whether Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, craniosacral, myofascial release, or any other modality, these kinds of touch transform us to a new place -- change disharmony to tranquility. They allow us to step back from the edge and provide a sanctuary from chaos -- a much nicer place to live.
Beyond the massage table…bringing ourselves back to a place of continued relaxation, settling into a life with less stress, fewer moments of angst, and a sense of rightness even in adversity -- this is a choice that will bring us natural health and well-being.
But…is simple relaxation a good enough reason to get a massage?
The science says yes. During a massage, your body enters a state of "relaxation response." Your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, and your muscles relax. Your body responds with an increase in the available level of serotonin (a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts) and a decrease in cortisol (a steroid hormone that helps the body respond to stress).
All good things!
Regular massage doesn't just feel good -- it can significantly alter both your emotional and physical well-being. It's amazing that something as simple as a regular massage can have a profound effect on your entire life. You know how you feel walking out after a massage -- you're in a place of pure relaxation, the dizzying spin of the world has slowed, you breathe deeply and cleanly, and everything looks a little peaceful and welcoming. That feeling is enough to inspire you to create priority time and space for bodywork.
As the first step of your New Year/New You, we offer this challenge -- add a regular, monthly massage to your calendar. In six short months, you won't believe how your life has changed. We promise!
Click Here to read about our unique membership program, created especially to support YOU -- our most valuable customer! And for the month of January, we're waiving our initial membership fee -- our gift to your good health!