Did you know that Massage Therapy dates back thousands of years?

References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Arabic nations, Egypt, Greece (Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of rubbing”).MassageTherapy | Grand Massage

People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid in general wellness.

Massage therapy ultimately works by stimulating pressure receptors under the skin, which increases the vagal nerve activity in the brain, thereby boosting serotonin (the feel-good, anti-pain neurotransmitter) and lowering cortisol, the stress hormone that takes a heavy toll on your defenses against disease.

In more than 100 studies over the last 15 years on the effects of massage, the Touch Research Institute found that it can ease pain, improve function of the immune system, decrease autoimmune problems such as lupus and arthritis, enhance alertness, and possibly even lessen your risk for heart disease.

One study found that receiving regular massages can help lower blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones in those with hypertension.  Massage therapy can even curb migraine headaches.  Adults with migraines who received twice-weekly, 30-minute massages for five consecutive weeks reported more headache-free days and fewer problems sleeping than a control group that didn’t receive massages, according to a study. Massage also reduced the number of weekly headaches in chronic headache sufferers, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

At The Grand Beauty Spa, we will tailor a massage to fit your specific needs, from light relaxation, to deep tissue therapy; from stretching and reflexology to a detoxifying mud or seaweed wrap.

Remember, consistency is key for best results. Our buy 3 get one free massage program will help you to stay on the pathway to better health.

Let us help you to tame your stress.

Bruce Harburg
LMT