There’s no denying the power of massage. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. The incredible benefits of bodywork are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain that the more massage you get, the greater the benefits you reap. Here’s why: Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, regular massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork.
At Bedford Bodyworks, our core massage therapy is a unique hybrid form that we developed, titled Structural Balancing Massage. Structural Balancing Therapy is a hybrid of Rolfing Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Swedish, and Deep Tissue Therapies that allows your body to both relax and recover.