Why Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Back Massage
It’s hard to pick up a publication today without some mention made of Alternative Medicine. Research in alternative health care has taken on national awareness. We are all looking to be the best we can be, and to participate in our health care choices. More and more we are getting away from the drug and surgical approaches and exploring alternative avenues to health and well-being like therapeutic massage.

“Hands on therapies are the number one choice among the alternatives,” says Patricia Givogre, the owner of Positive Body Dynamics in Saint Louis Park. Therapeutic massage benefits a body both physically and mentally. Massage has been praised for its healing powers by the Touch Research Institute at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Research findings include that therapeutic massage relieves stress and related symptoms by increasing circulation. This brings more oxygen to nourish the cells and flushes out metabolic wastes. Massage is a way of “normalizing” the natural working mechanisms of the body resulting in reduced pain, increased range of motion, and a beginning to the end of those “knots”.

During massage, your body releases its own natural pain killers called endorphins. The reduction in pain allows tight muscles to loosen, with the added bonus of calming your nerves and lowering anxiety. Massage may reduce backaches, headaches, neck and shoulder pain and soreness in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

For our EXPECTANT MOTHERS, massage therapy during pregnancy helps “Mom” relax and focus on the ever-evolving maternal experience. We do have specially designed pregnancy tables to benefit both mother and child.

For our ATHLETES, massage can prevent injury by relaxing muscles, tendons and joints. As a result, endurance and performance are enhanced.

A just published study found that for people with FIBROMYALGIA, a form of chronic muscle pain that particularly affects women, regular weekly massage reduced long term pain and stiffness.

“Considering our stressful, high-paced lifestyles and demanding occupations it is no wonder our population is knotted up,” Givogre added. It is important that if you have a mechanical problem, theCranialsacral Therapy most effective solution would be a mechanical one, versus a drug or chemical.

There are side effects to all drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter. The side effects of therapeutic massage include relaxation, a sense of well-being, and relief from pain, anxiety, and stress. Now there’s a prescription for the 21st Century!

In this competitive age we need to be our best. This is true at work, and at home with our families. How many people realize they are not getting all that life has to offer? You already know the problems! It’s time to soften the stress and strain of daily activities and seek therapeutic massage.

We at Positive Body Dynamics maintain a continuing pursuit of excellence. Our certified professional massage therapists are available seven days a week to meet your needs and answer your questions.  Book your appointment today!


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