Show Your Body Some Love with Massage Therapy This Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2013


By Betty Murray

Love is in the air. It’s Valentine’s Day! Whether or not you’ve got a special someone in your life there is always one person you can show some love to this Valentine’s Day — YOU! Show your body some love for Valentines Day.

Wellness is about more than exercise and nutrition. It’s about taking care of your body as a whole. Everything from what you put in your body and how much exercise you get, to what types of stress you are under, and how you relieve that stress affects your overall wellness. Take some time this Valentine’s Day to relax and reduce stress.

Massage therapy isn’t only for stress release; it is another key to overall wellness, along with fitness and nutrition. Regular massage can help the body heal from injury or illness, remove toxins from the body, and revitalize the skin.

Other health benefits of massage include:

  • Treating lower pack pain and improving range of motion.
  • Improving labor experience for expectant mothers and shortening maternity hospital stay.
  • Reducing dependence on medication.
  • Improving the body’s immunity by stimulating lymph flow. The lymph system is the body’s natural defense mechanism.
  • Improving the condition of the skin and promote tissue regeneration.
  • Increasing flexibility in the joints.
  • Decreasing depression and anxiety.
  • Reducing cramps and muscle spasms.
  • Treating your body to regular massage may also help treat chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries, as well as relieving the tension caused by our busy lifestyles. Don’t only treat yourself to massage this Valentine’s Day, massage into your overall health and wellness plan along side nutrition and regular exercise.

    If you’re ready to show your body some love with a massage, Dallas has no shortage of spas and massage therapists. Hiatus Spa and Retreat was ranked Dallas’ best massage in 2012 by D Magazine.

    Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is a Certified Nutritionist & Holistic Health Counselor, founder of the Dallas-based integrative medical center, Wellness and founder of the Metabolic Blueprint wellness program. Betty’s nutrition counseling practice specializes in metabolic and digestive disorders and weight loss resistance. A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutritional interventions to improve their health. Betty is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

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