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Benefits of Medical Massage for Improving your Energy
What a difference it makes in your everyday life to have plenty of energy!
Your energy level can serve as an indicator of your current health condition, so it’s valuable to know what your body may be telling you.
Everyone has experienced a decrease of energy during an illness. When illness or injuries occur, the body contributes to healing by directing available energy in an effort to return to a state of health. You know when your body has done its job, because you feel your energy level return. But what about when you don’t seem to have the same spark you once did?
Many things can affect your energy level. For instance, digestion requires a lot of energy. When you eat certain foods or consume a large meal, it can make you feel tired. Those who get little physical exercise are more likely to have lower energy.
We are not healthy one minute and sick the next. The progression from optimal health to disease is gradual. The descent can take many years and involve many stressors. Likewise, the road back to optimum health takes time.
There are a series of basic strategies designed to help boost your energy:
- Exercise = Energy
- Eat food that optimizes your mood
- Stretch every day
- Practice deep breathing
- Evaluate your sleep needs
- Develop a positive attitude
- Eliminate refined sugar for two months
- Avoid caffeine, aspartame, and alcohol
- Reach out to others
- Build your muscles to generate energy
- Drink adequate amounts of pure water
- Breathe fresh air
- Get massage
Therapeutic massage can be a valuable part of any effort to boost energy and restore balance. Massage therapy can improve immunity, promote circulation, improve digestion, reduce muscle tension, reduce the stress response, stimulate the elimination of metabolic toxins that build up in body tissues, and stimulate the nervous system. It also satisfies a need for touch that is inherent in every human being.
Give your energy a boost by including regular massage in your health plans!