posted by: Natasha Roberson
Exercise and Massage have one important element in common: they both get your body in motion. And as a general rule, more motion means improved health.
Much of the media coverage on exercise seems to focus on looking better and losing weight. These are great goals, but apparently not good enough to inspire most people to exercise regularly. More important results of being active are those that occur unseen, deep within your body.
Why is movement critical to proper health? Just consider the inner workings of your body. Like a sprawling city, you’re composed of trillions of cells that all require and generate energy. When your lifestyle includes lots of physical movement, it’s similar to a well-designed city’s traffic flow—the energy of the city is kept in motion, with everyone able to get to work on time.
So what does massage have to do with all this? The truth is that most of us don’t make the commitment to use our bodies the way they are designed to be used. Massage is a great way to put a little motion in your life without even breaking a sweat! While you relax and unwind, your body enjoys the benefits of the countless internal motions brought about by the bodywork strokes. Since massage session are full-body treatments, you get the benefit of contributing life enhancing motion from head to toe—without lifting a finger!