Massage for stress and pain reduction

We have long known that massage is good for stress reduction, this claim is backed by science.

In this article posted by the US National Library of Medicine a study revealed that after a massage “Cortisol (stress hormone) levels decreased by an average of 31% and Serotonin and Dopamine levels rose an average of 28% and 31% respectively.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16162447

 

Many conditions such as fibromyalgia present themselves with low levels of serotonin, parkinsons presents with low dopamine. The study suggests that massage may benefit many medical conditions. As we know serotonin and dopamine are used in medications for neurological pain conditions and in antidepressants.

The implications of the study backs up other studies that have shown massage to be of benefit in many chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and could possibly help with depression and anxiety.

Yours in Health and Wellness,

Kristeen Smart AKA Kristeen Kish

CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

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What is Adaptive Touch?

What is Adaptive Touch?

It is the name I created in business class back in college and it is an expression of what I do. My massages are tailored to the specific needs of each individual client and my approach is adaptive to those needs, it is what I am and what I do, it is not the name of a business (yet.)

My technique is an integrated combination of Swedish mixed with therapeutic firm to deep tissue and sports massage that varies depending on the specific needs and concerns of my client.

In my time as a Massage Therapist I have worked for chiropractors, spas, and private clients. I have worked with clients both young and old to heal from work related injuries, sports injuries, auto accidents, auto immune disorders, and chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and polymyositis.

Helping others to feel better and reduce their pain is a passion of mine, my greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the results of the work that I do.

Yours in Health and Wellness,

Kristeen Smart AKA Kristeen Kish

CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

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