Massage by Katie Espy
Therapeutic Massage Center 650 C Peace Rd. DeKalb, IL (815) 751-8368
Benefits of Massage and What exactly is Ashiatsu?

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Benefits of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®

  • Ashiatsu is deeply relaxing.
  • Compression movements along the paraspinals and lumbar region can relieve muscle spasm and open the space between vertebrae.
  • Increases circulation, bringing more freshly oxygenated blood to the area being treated.
  • Many Ashiatsu movements can elongate the spine, this can dramatically stretch the shortened muscles relieving discomfort.
  • After a few treatments, it will improve the client's posture and movement, while
  • relieving pain, improving bodily functions, and creating a sense of well being.

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