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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Dim lights, relaxing music, a comfortable and warm table, time to let your worries move away from you... all of these are things that the massage therapy environment will provide. But the most relaxing and beneficial component of a massage is the skill your massage therapist brings to the table - the power of physical touch. Massage therapy has the power to soothe, the power to bond, and the power to create an exhilarating experience for your body and mind, with benefits extending far beyond simple muscle tension relief. The soothing aspects of massage therapy are numerous and extraordinary. Your massage therapist is trained to carefully assess your problem areas and provide therapeutic support through the use of touch and pressure. The process of massage will reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol. Not only will this relax you, but the reduction of this hormone will provide other health benefits, such as lowered blood pressure and increased immunity. The soothing aspects of massage will pacify the body and mind. During a massage session, you will also experience the bonding aspects of massage. Massage creates a physical connection between you and the therapist. Human touch is a powerful experience and results in increases in the hormone oxytocin for both the client and therapist. The increase in this hormone results in a decrease of negative emotions, improved communication, and an increased ability to trust your massage therapist. This human connection transcends a simple client-provider relationship - it allows you to develop a deep belief in your massage therapist's capacity to provide a healing service. Massage will provide you with a chance to unwind and feel tension relief, and you can expect the soothing and bonding aspects of massage to also improve your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

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