MASSAGE, BODYWORK & ENERGYWORK
Bodywork and energywork have historically been used to help with numerous ailments of the body and mind for thousands of years. Defined simply as the application of soft tissue manipulation, there are countless forms of massage that have developed over the years, comprising a vast pool of methods that can be used for endless benefits, be it addressing a specific issue or complaint, encouraging overall well-being and health, or preventative measures. The benefits of body and energy work range from improvement of specific physiological functions to mental relaxation and the nurturing one gains from it. Some of the most commonly reported effects of massage, bodywork and energywork include: decreased stress and anxiety; relaxation; less muscle spasm & cramping; improved circulation and lymphatic drainage, enhanced immune function, lowered blood pressure; improved flexibility, and reduced adhesions & scar tissue. Massage is an excellent tool for athletes who train rigorously, to prevent injury or enhance recovery time.