February is Heart Health month!
This is excellent information from CardiologistJoel Kahn, M.D.
on the benefits your heart receives when you incorporate massage as part of your Health regimen:
“Several recent studies point to benefits of massage therapy that help heal the heart.
In 2008, researchers studied 263 volunteers who had a massage for 45 to 60 minutes. Average blood pressure fell by 10 mg Hg and heart rate by 10 beats per minute after one treatment. That’s about as much as you might get from prescribing a new blood pressure medication for life!
Earlier this year, 50 people with mildly elevated blood pressure received a 15-minute massage, three times a week for 10 sessions, while a similar group just relaxed for the same amount of time. Blood pressure fell at the end of the sessions and remained lower for several days but only in the massage group.
Another study this year examined 8 women with high blood pressure who’d had an hour long massage each week for four weeks. At the end of that period, their blood pressure fell by 12 mm Hg systolic (top number) and measurements in the blood reflecting inflammation (specifically VCAM-1 if you like science) fell significantly. A control group just rested for the same amount of time and had smaller improvements in the same measurements. The drop in markers of inflammation is intriguing and suggests massage therapy may have a body-wide healing effect.
It does your heart good- LITERALLY, to get a massage!
More news Kenal Mehta has joined us with availability on Fridays and Saturdays. You may read about her here: EHM Therapist info
Kenal brings Bamboo Fusion to Essential Healing and Massage. This a wonderful form of deep tissue massage using various sizes of heated bamboo sticks. It’s available as 60,90 or 120 minute options. You will feel like butter after trying this therapy!
You may book with her here: Book Now
Don’t forget- you can add a Far Infrared Sauna on to any treatment at a discount – doesn’t that sound wonderful to get yourself out of the cold?
Valentines’ day is on it’s way– We will have Gift certificates available in our office for walk-in purchase at 10% off on Saturday February 9th from 11 AM to 1:30 PM.
Online gift certificate purchase and email Gift certificate purchase is available here: Buy Gift Certificates
Have a wonderful Week and Stay warm everyone!
Essential Healing and Massage