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The Best of Health and Wellness 

 Nancy Barna, Licensed Massage Therapist

Relax...Relieve stress and tension. Learn how to slow down. Pay attention to signals being sent.

Stress reduction, a most fundamental part of massage, is also a goal of most wellness programs.

Massage Therapy is the cutting edge tool in the business world.

Massage has to do chiefly with the muscles. The muscles constitute half of the bulk of the body and receive one fourth of all the blood supply.

During massage, one goal is to dilate or to open blood vessels, improving circulation and relieving congestion. Massage acts a "mechanical cleanser" hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris through the lymph system.

Massage also helps alleviate harmful "fatigue" products, such as lactic acid resulting from strenuous exercise. Massage techniques separate muscle fibers, undoing or preventing the formation of adhesions. Often stretching connective tissues relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension.

Research has shown that far more than a frivolous luxury, in the proper hands, massage therapy can be a potent tool for enhancing health and fitness. Once you have an awareness of where stress lodges in your body - do something about it! Many people from all walks of life incorporate massage therapy in their lives and enjoy the benefits. Create your own self-healing or wellness regimen today.

Healing comes from within ~ a massage therapist is simply the catalyst.