Interesting Facts


- touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and maybe the last       to fade

- there are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin-           3,000 in a fingertip.

- a touch of any kind can reduce the heart rate and lower the blood      pressure.

- touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural     pain   killers), which is why the mother’s hug for a child’s skinned   knee can literally make it better.

- people with eating disorders who receive massage 3 times a day   for 10 days, gain weight faster and got out of hospitals six days   sooner than those who don’t.

- massage before an athletic event makes athlete more flexible,     enhances his speed and power, and makes him less prone to injury.

Benefits of regular massage

                                       Physical benefits:

- Relaxes the body                                - Reduces tension headaches

- calms the nervous system                - increases tissue metabolism

- lowers blood pressure                       - Decreases muscle deterioration

- Reduces heart rate                             - Speeds recovery from illness or    - Slows respiration                                  injury

- Loosens tight muscles                       - Increases range of motion

- Stretches connective tissue              - Speeds elimination of metabolic    - Increases blood and lymph                  waste

   circulation                                           - Strengthens the immune system

- improves muscle and skin tone        - stimulates release of endorphins 

- Reduces chronic pain                         - Reduces swelling

- Relieves cramped muscle                 - Improves posture


Mental Benefits:                                     Emotional  Benefits:

- Reduces mental stress.                      - Reduces anxiety

- Promotes quality sleep.                      - Enhances self-image                 

- Improves productivity.                        - Provides a feeling of well being     - Induces mental relaxation                  - Nurtures and stimulates

- Improves concentration                        emotional growth