Let’s face it, we all have to take better care of ourselves.
In today’s fast paced world, between the stress of careers, family and finances, its often hard to maintain a healthy well being.
Perhaps getting a regular massage is the key.
Massage Therapist Thelma Brown of Thelma’s One Stop Therapeutic, in Lemon Grove, CA near San Diego, stresses that, massage therapy has been shown to significantly reduce physical and psychological levels of stress. She also adds that it’s sad that many people, consider getting a massage as a luxury, when massages are beneficial to promoting overall wellness.
Massage benefits for African Americans resonates well according to a study done by the American Massage Therapy Association, that showed that Black patients seek massage therapy for pain and stress relief at a higher rate than any other race.
A massage at Thelma’s typically reasonably priced at $49.99 for an hour, is a steal especially when it comes to our well being.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. Massages are an effective tool for managing stress that translates into: Decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, increased energy, improved concentration, increased circulation, joint flexibility and reduced fatigue.
According to Webmd, the impacts of stress are known to include: Accelerated aging, Obesity, Heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Depression, Gastrointestinal problems, Headaches and Asthma.
While massage therapists know from experience that massage reduces stress, there is considerable research that validates their experience.