“The Benefits of Massage: It Changes Lives!”

Posted on March 5th, 2012 - Written by: Amy Masini

Guest Blogger Joe Barbalaco, Director of Massage Programs

I’m sure by now you have heard that massage is for more than just relaxation and pain relief.   Receiving massage on a regular basis rebuilds a new you, mentally and physically.  It helps you embrace some lifestyle changes that may include:  nutrition awareness, physical activity, mental focus,  and a healthier outlook on life.

Through the work of a massage therapist, a person starts to feel differences in the body they might not have been aware of before.  These physical changes include: joints that are manipulated to its fullest range of motion which then allows the muscle tissue to be elongated.   This gives the person a sense of freedom in their body and is capable of moving better as they go through their daily activities.  The ability to move freely reduces the feelings of fatigue, sluggishness, and heaviness which lead to a feeling of being able to be more physically active. This new positive experience of physical awareness of their body may help them reach the next level of a regular fitness regime. When clients can move better they are more likely to try a yoga/stretch class, lift weights, begin a walking or light jogging routine.

Being that we explored that massage is more than just for relaxation or for luxury, we can make this statement, “Massage therapy can assist with producing energy to enhance both the body and mind.” Experienced massage therapist or holistic health practitioners will guide, educate, and provide a plan to wellness for the client who’s looking to improve their health. This is the responsibility of a Massage Therapist.  At Bellus Academy, every trained massage therapist is given methods to encourage their client to a path of wellness.

“Assessment, Treatment, Prevention – Promoting Health through Massage”

Joseph Barbalaco

Director of Massage Programs

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