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Understanding The Mind-Body Connection Through The Healing Touch of Massage Therapy

January 8, 2017

How Does Massage Work?

The brain, the nervous system, and the skin are intimately linked from the very beginning.

“The skin is the surface of the brain.”

Approximately 1,000 nerve endings per square inch of skin, on average, are responding to temperature, pressure, stretch, vibration, light touch, chemical irritants, etc…

The brain and the nervous system never sleep, never take a break. It is constantly active and, in spite of comprising only 2% of our body mass, it uses 20% of our energy. It’s a very busy, hard working system!

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Recognizing The Mind-Skin Connection

The brain and nervous system influence the skin’s immune cells through various receptors and chemical messengers – neuropeptides, for example. Scientists are investigating these and other substances in the skin that may respond to psychological stress. They have already found that certain types of stress can interfere with the immune system, affecting the skin’s capacity to heal.

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Mind-Body Exercises & Heart Health

Harnessing the power of the mind-body connection.

Research has shown that when you imagine an experience, you often have similar mental and physical responses to those you have when the event actually happens.

…it is very important to minimize the negative effects and maximize the healthy, healing aspects of your mind-body connection.

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Massage Therapy Mind Body Healing

 

Visit the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Denver, Colorado

As our primary approach to treatment, neuromuscular massage therapy addresses the impact the nervous system has on the health of our muscles and the overall strength of our bodies.

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a time efficient and effective treatment that works in conjunction with professional medical care.

Our Denver massage therapists deliver expert neuromuscular therapy in our Cherry Creek clinic.

Call 303-777-1151 for an appointment today!

Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

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