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8 Healing Benefits of Body Massage

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

And a great book recommendation for down-to-earth advice on massage

Body massage helps release stress and tension in our bodies by increasing oxygen flow and blood circulation in the body. Excessive unresolved tension and stress in our daily lives will cause continuous muscular tension. Not good. This type of mental tension or stress reduces the flow of oxygen and blood to the muscles and organs causing aches, pain, fatigue, heaviness, tightness of muscles, and stiffness. This will increase the chance of strains and injuries. Did you know tension creates a tendency for build up of toxins in the body? It also reduces the flow of the more subtle energy or life force, better known as Prana or Chi.

If that’s not bad enough, muscular stress can deform the skeletal anatomy, further compounding problems developing new ones. Yikes!

Keep in mind these 8 benefits of body massage then take a look at the book recommendation full of expert advice why massage is so good for a happier, healthier life.

1. Assists weight loss

2. Improves and increases blood circulation and the flow of tissue fluid (lymph)

3. Nourishes the skin (with the right oils)

4. Soothes and relaxes nerves

5. Assists in removal of deposits of tissue

6. Releases emotional and mental tension

7. Creates a feeling of well-being

8. Relieves stress

For more guidance on massage, I highly recommend The Complete Idiots Guide To Massage by 2 experts in the business, Joan Budilovsky, and Eve Adamson. Enjoy.


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