Massage, Reflexology, Herbs, Supplements
Americans are turning to massage therapy for relief from injuries and certain chronic and acute conditions as well as to help them deal with the stress of daily life and maintain good health. An increasing number of research studies show massage therapy reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Therapeutic massage can stimulate weak inactive muscles and help strains and spasms, and thus partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness, injury or aging. Medical professionals are becoming more knowledgeable about the benefits of massage and are commonly integrating the services of massage therapy into patient care. Bobbee deGordon has an extensive educational background in alternative healing methods.