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  • Writer's pictureEmily Manchester

The Benefits of Bodywork Touch Therapy

Bodywork is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

The effects and benefits of Touch Therapy have been professionally researched and documented with controlled studies.  Research performed by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine and International Journal of Neuroscience shows that touch increases serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin that help to balance and elevate the mood.  

  • Relaxation.  Bodywork Touch Therapy calms the nervous system and relaxes muscular tension.

  • Reduces Stress. Many of us live demanding lives, both overscheduled and over-worked.  Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and often pain.  Stress can manifest in the mind with increased worry or anxiety.

  • Increase Flexibility.  Bodywork will elongate the muscles, open the joints, and decrease swelling, all of which will ease movement and increase flexibility.

  • Improve Posture.  While postural imbalances have many sources, including overworked muscles due to repetitive strain, overcompensating muscles to ease stress on overworked muscles, prolonged sitting, or injury. Bodywork may help to ease the tense muscular holding that underlies a postural imbalance.

  • Improve Blood Circulation. Bodywork dilates the blood vessels and widens the membrane pores in the body, improving your body’s ability to deliver fresh blood to muscles and organs.

  • Flush out Metabolic byproducts and toxins.  As Bodywork stimulates circulation, it flushes out lactic acid and uric acid that build up in the muscles due to overuse.

  • Support Healthy Immunity. Because Bodywork also encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid, it increases lymphocytes, immune cells that are produced in the lymph nodes.

  • Increase Nutrient Supply to Muscles. By increasing circulation, Bodywork increases the blood supply and nutrients to the muscles.

  • Increases Energy. Increased circulation also means more oxygen delivered throughout the body, resulting in a boost of energy.

  • Improve Sleep. Increased serotonin levels in the body will allow you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

  • Relieve Headaches.  Many headaches or migraines are a result of stress and/or poor circulation. Bodywork relieves the stress associated with tension headaches and improves circulation.  



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