Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
-Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation.
-Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
-Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy.
-Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and spwelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue.
-Reduces muscle spasms.
-Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion.
-Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work.
-Promotes deeper and easier breathing.
-Improves circulation of blood movement of lymph fluids.
-Reduces blood pressure.
-Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain.
-Enhances health and nourishment of skin.
-Strengthens the immune system.
-Treats musculoskeletal problems.
-Rehabilitation post operative.
-Rehabilitation after injury.
Physical Benefits of Hot Stone Therapy
Applying hot stones on the body increases the temperature of both skin and muscle tissue and this improves the blood circulation and calms the nervous system. As the superficial muscles relax, the therapist can aslo massage the deeper muscles. The heat from the stones releases muscle tension faster than a classic massage. As a result, hot stone massages are deeply relaxing and act to re-balance the mind and body. As the New Horizon therapist uses Volcanic Basalt stones, the client also benefits from the minerals released from these stones when they are heated. As Hot Stone Massage helps circulation, these massages are particularly beneficial for those who have cold feet and generally poor circulation. Other who will benefit are those who suffer from back pain, arthritis pain, stress and anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
-Fosters peace of mind.
-Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness.
-Helps relieve mental stress.
-Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.
-Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
-Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch.
-Fosters a feeling of well-being.
-Reduces levels of anxiety.
-Creates body awareness.
-Increases awareness of mind-body connection.