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Massage and the body's innate ability to heal

The human body is a super self healing machine💫 You were born with all the bits and bobs to heal cuts, broken bones, sickness etc, sometimes you just need a little help. In an ideal environment the healing process would be quick and easy, but unfortunately that's not always the case. In this day and age, it's impossible to escape stressors - whether they be physical, psychological, chemical, cultural, etc the list is endless. When we experience stress of any kind a chemical reaction takes place, whether we may notice it or not, and the body is no longer in homeostasis (aka balance). The further we venture from homeostasis, the harder it is for the body to function optimally. Injuries take longer to heal, digestion slows down, it's harder to concentrate and manage moods, we feel lethargic, our immune system weakens and pain starts creeping in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Massage is so much more than a pamper or a post-work out treat, it's a way to minimise the effects of stress on the body. Calming the Nervous System allows the body to go into recovery mode and deal with all those nasty stressors. Stimulating lymph and blood circulation to carry nutrients through the body and help eliminate waste allows for a better immune system, hormone and energy levels and pain response. Palpation and manipulation of soft tissue allows the body to move efficiently and safely. Lastly, but certainly not least, taking time for your self gives you a chance to reflect and reset, to get the most out of your experience in this life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take care of your body, it'll be with you for life.

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