Introducing Rachel Stegman, Massage Therapist

How time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a long time since my last post– I’ve been so very busy massaging people! It became clear I needed to start looking for a talented massage therapist to help support my growing business. I am so grateful to my clients for creating this need, and SO excited to introduce Rachel Stegman to you! Check out her guest post today and get to know Rachel. We’ll be posting on massage in the workplace, how massage can help with certain conditions, client appreciations, and life lessons learned while practicing massage.

<3, Amanda

In the 13 years that I worked in a chiropractic setting, I watched clients seek massage for a variety of reasons. Many clients came to the office for pain reduction, due to work injuries, or as the result of a car accident. Some had tight muscles or knots due to typing all day at a desk. Others came in for help after a hard work out, or sporting event. If you have had a massage after any type of muscular exercise, you have witnessed that it feels good, seems to reduce pain, and helps muscles recover. Studies show it also reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, and reduces muscle tightness.

If you do not have sore muscles, many mental health symptoms listed by the American Psychological Association can also benefit. Massage therapy plays an important role in stress reduction and mental clarity. Research has shown that it can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles, and increase the production of endorphins. Serotonin and dopamine are also released through massage, resulting in a feeling of relaxation that makes chronic or short-term stress much easier to overcome. I invite you to come in and see us, so that you may experience these many benefits for yourself.
-Rachel Stegman, Massage Therapist

Resources:

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20120201/massage-may-help-sore-muscles-recover

http://www.massageenvy.com/benefits-of-massage-therapy/relieves-stress.aspx

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