STRESS

from March/April 2014 Massage and Bodywork Magazine. . Some common conditions that are related to stress include:

Alcholism

Anxiety attacks

Asthma

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Colds and flu

Depression

Drug abuse

Dystonia

Eating disorders

Eczema

Heart Disease

High blood pressure

Insomnia

Insulin resistance

Menstrual disorders

Migraine headaches

Panic disorder

Peptic ulcers

Postraumatic stress disorder

Postpartum depression

Rosacea

Teeth grinding (burxism)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

Tension headaches

Urinary retention or incontinence 

Disease that results from stress is the consequence of a very complex interaction of phycological, constitutional, genetic, and environmental factors. The body is capable of adaptation and a return to homeostasis if the stressor is removed or lessened.  If the stressor continues to be active, however, adaptation and resistance lead to a state of exhaustion and the body becomes highly vulneratble to disease.  " quote from March/April 2014 Massage and Bodywork Magazine

It has been reported that bi-weekly Massage Therapy can allieviate many, if not most of these problems.
 

"Body Awareness
According to Benny Vaughn, sports massage expert and owner of Athletic Therapy Center in Fort Worth, Texas, one of the benefits of consistent and regular massage therapy is better flexibility. "This happens because regular and structured touch stimulus enhances the nervous system's sensory and spatial processing capacity," he says. "That is, the person becomes more aware of their body's movement in space and becomes more aware of tightness or pain long before it reaches a critical point of mechanical dysfunction."

Quite simply, frequent massage puts you more in tune with your body. "The consistency of massage therapy over time creates a cumulative stress reduction effect," Vaughn says. "The person becomes acutely aware of stress within their body long before it can create stress-driven damage."

He says the consistency of receiving regular massage therapy has the potential to create the cumulative effect of feeling well and feeling better.

"Ultimately when one feels good, our whole being follows suit on all other levels--i.e., decision-making is better, processing life events is better, and being happy is easier when you are not in pain or feeling 'heavy' or 'tight.'"

Williams says she's certain people's lives would be changed if they could schedule massage and bodywork more frequently. "I encourage clients to commit to getting massage once a week for a month and then evaluate the results they get," she says. "I guarantee they will become massage enthusiasts for life."
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Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent (90%!) of disease is stress-related.

And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.

Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

For more than 20 years St8newalker specializes in aiding regular clients with
Wellness, Health Maintenance, Stress Relief and Pain Management 

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins'amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Quote from October 8, 2010 issue of "THE WEEK" magazine:
Massage's many benefits
Nearly 9 percent of Americans get at least one massage every year, and they're probably healthier for it. 

A new study suggests that massage not only relaxes the body, but also

boosts the immune system and prompts beneficial hormonal changes. 

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles subjected volunteers to what was perhaps the most pleasant experiment ever devised:  Half received 45 minutes of deep-tissue Swedish massage, while the rest received light-touch massage for the same period.  Just a single massage session induced marked physiological changes.  Blood and saliva samples from the Swedish group registered lower levels of cortisol, a hormone elevated by stress, and arginine vasopression, a hormone that can elevate cortisol; they also showed a rise in lymphocytes, white blood cells that aid the immune response.  The light-massage recipients showed a greater increase in the "love hormone" oxytocin and greater drop in a different hormone that prompts the release of cortisol.  Despite the popularity of massage, psychiatrist and study author Mark Hymman Rapaort tells the New York Times, "there hasn't been much physiological proof of the body's heightened immune response following massage until now."  Italics ours.

 
"The medical and recreational application of massage extends many years into the past. Ideally for many patients suffering from malignant mesothelioma, fibromyalgia, or a number of other pain-inducing problems, massage offers a natural, supplemental treatment to alleviate pain. Aside from having no side effects, this practice encourages harmony of the mind and body to holistically improve any person in pain.

Mesothelioma and Massage Therapy

Those victimized by the pain of mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, are ideal candidates for massage treatment. Many authorities in rehabilitation and medicine describe massage as a form of alternative medicine. While it is not a cure by itself, strong evidence suggests it assists more conventional cancer treatments..." read more at  http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/massage-therapy  Quote and photo courtesy of   Mesothelioma Resource Online

Click HERE to Read Article from Associated Bodywork Professionals:

"The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage -Discover How To Boost Energy and Immunity "

Aromatherapy - "Clinical trials for aromatherapy have shown that essential oils may be a supplemental treatment to reduce pain, nausea, anxiety, stress and depression. Some people have reported that inhaling ginger, peppermint and cardamom oil vapors help to relieve the nausea that is caused by radiation and chemotherapy. Lavender oil has been known to help relieve anxiety, insomnia and muscle tension. In one clinical trial, black pepper extract was successfully used to reduce the craving for tobacco while improving the overall mood of the participant. Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, or other cancers and illnesses, might consider an alternative therapy such as aromatherapy in accordance with their standard treatments."    

The added benefit of subtle earth energy resonance and the naturally gentle stress and pain relief comfort of the artful application of Warm and Cool, Gem and Mineral Stones in Massage (Geo-Thermal Therapy) used along with Aromatherapy while employing the principles and practice of Myo-Fascial Release has proven to be a most powerful treatment reported by some to:

- Improve Circulation and oxygenation of blood and lymphatic systems

- Improve Respiration 

- Soothe the Nervous System and Increase sensations of
"Centered-ness" and Well Being

- Ease Muscular Aches, Sprains and Strains

- Relieve Inflammation

- Enhance Deep Relaxation 

- Stone "energy" work has also been reported to be a sublime Stress Reducer that enhances natural intuitive feelings creating a sense of
Balance. Harmony, Abundance, Peace 

With more than 20 years of massage experience, Bunny Sings Wolf, with heart, hands, and a lifetime of personally collected wind and water smoothed treatment stones "walks" this ancient modality practiced by more than 7 generations of Dakota-Lakota (Sioux) "medicine" practitioners to benefit today's health conscious generations who visit the sacred Black Hills.

The wellness nurturing benefits of gem and mineral Stone Nation is enhanced by warming them to create gently penetrating heat that invites the fascia to untangle and smooth and muscles relax with ease while the stones seem to have a unique way of drawing tension, stress or pain from the body.

Application of well positioned refreshing cool stones reduces inflammation, swelling, especially beneficial for stress, injury.  Without need of obtrusive (and potentially damaging) manipulation, the thoughtful, intuitive combination of pressure, warmth, weight and/or coolness, along with the resident energies from selected gem stones creates a subtle yet very powerful treatment.

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The stress relief, nurturing and healing properties provided through Geo-Thermal Therapy treatments are now sought after, and embraced by clients and health professionals at exclusive spas, treatment centers and resorts around the globe, but nowhere is it more powerfully experienced than here in its home place as practiced for generations in Paha Sapa (the Black Hills).

With the resurgence of this now highly respected professional practice of Geo-Thermal Therapy by those who humbly "walk" the stones (the St8neWalkers), Inyan Oyate (Stone Nation) has reclaimed its rightful honorable place to again benefit humankind.

So that you may rest at ease and relax into your Geo-Thermal Therapy treatment with complete confidence and comfort, click here to read a few pointers
for first time stone massage recipients

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The information on this page and on the St8newalker website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a modern professional health care provider. Bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment, and it is understood that a Geo-Thermal Therapy practitioner is not qualified by modern "medical" standards to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that no information offered on forms, website, or in person shall be construed as such.  It is also understood that body work should not be performed under certain conditions and that each individual seeking such therapy does so of their own free will and as an expression of their own personal freedom in taking responsibility for their own health and education and/or for their own active participation and intent in manifesting their own healing,
balancing life energies, achieving relaxation and/or relief of stress factors.

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