Massage for Women
As a woman, you give a lot of yourself at work, at home, or both. But you aren’t made to give unendingly without replenishing. The stream of giving must come full circle, completed by receiving. By committing to care for yourself with massage therapy, you boost the physical and emotional resources that support you in doing all the things you want and need to do.
The power or touch…
Research demonstrates that human beings need touch throughout their lives. Massage is skilled touch that can benefit almost everyone, no matter their age or situation. The best known and perhaps most underrated of these benefits is stress relief. The ill effects of unrelieved stress are well-documented, and relaxing with massage can have a wide range of positive results. It can help restore your energy, relieve anxiety or depression, and increase immune function.
Allowing yourself this time and place to rejuvenate can restore your sense of optimism, and help you cope with daily aggravations and emotional crises alike. At its most nurturing, massage therapy can even support your sense of connectedness with others while affirming your feelings or worth.
The physical and mental benefits of massage can help improve a variety of conditions, including:
- Headaches: Whether your headache is from eyestrain, long work hours, or emotional stress, massage provides welcome relief by kneading away tension in the head, neck and shoulders.
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome: Massage can soothe emotions, ease low-back tension, and decrease the pain of menstrual cramping.
- Insomnia: Massage decreases muscle tension and calms the nervous system, preparing you for a more comfortable, deep and restorative sleep.
- Arthritis: Relaxing massage can help you cope with both the physical pain and mental stress of arthritis. It can also relieve muscle tension and increase flexibility, for more comfortable movement in your daily activities.
- Fibromyalgia: For anyone with this debilitating condition, regular massage relieves pain, reduces stiffness and fatigue, improves sleep and provides emotional support.
- Skin Care: Massage has long been used to improve circulation to the skin, promoting a vibrant complexion. When you relax with massage, you may find your worry lines soften and your expression becomes more relaxed and even younger-looking.
- During pregnancy, massage can reduce discomfort in muscles of the back, hips and legs, caused by increased or redistributed weight. Postpartum, massage can support you if you feel overwhelmed or simply need a relaxing break from the demands of caring for a newborn.
- In your senior years, massage can help you maintain your flexibility and fitness by promoting mobility in both the muscles and joints. Massage can also help you recover faster from setbacks such as injury or surgery, and even temporarily improve mental clarity.
Completing the circle…
Making massage a part of your life can support you in all you do at work, home and in your community. Massage therapy helps you cope with stress and provides a way to move through life’s challenges more gracefully. It decreases muscle tension and pain, and can restore your reserves of energy. In the end, receiving massage improves your capacity to fulfill your responsibilities, take care of others, and lead a more satisfying life.