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“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

This time of year, with Valentine’s day around the corner, we start thinking about hearts a little more. We express love and other joyful feelings that “come from the heart,” but how often do we really consider our heart’s health and what a healthy heart can do for your body? Due to the stress of everyday life, poor nutrition, and many other factors, our heart can reduce it’s natural ability to properly pump blood throughout the body effectively. Why is this so important? Blood contains Oxygen and many other essential nutrients that assist our body in carrying out functions to survive and perform actions. How can we prevent and maintain our heart’s health easily and effectively ?

Keep your heart strong and healthy with massage!

Keep your heart strong and healthy with massage!

Massage therapy assists in relaxing the nervous system which allows the body to reduce the amount of Cortisol, a stress hormone, that the body produces. Following the reduction of the hormone, the body is calm which allows heart rate to slow down decreasing the amount of stress and muscular fatigue on the heart muscle it self. Another great way that massage helps to reduce the stress and fatigue on the heart is by reducing tension in the muscle fibers. How would this effect the heart you may ask? When tension is taken off of the muscles blood flow increases naturally, this process takes any additional strain off of the heart. The heart regulates it’s effort to pump blood depending on the demand for nutrients throughout the body and since the blood carries nutrients, if there is any interference, the heart feels that it has to pump hard to compensate when in actuality, if we take away the interference, in this case tight muscles, blood can flow effortlessly and efficiently with less strain on the heart. Proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management all play an important role in keeping your heart healthy, add massage therapy in the mix and not only will you feel better, but you amplify the results of those efforts!

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

Writing is a great way to express information and educate many. I enjoy educating the masses about massage therapy. I don’t believe that there is enough understanding and I believe that there are too many misconceptions about the profession. My writings are designed to help people understand the need, benefits, and details of massage therapy and how it should be a component of regular healthcare.

Blogging is a great way to get the word out, but so are newsletters and featured articles in magazines. I try to Blog every other week and compose a newsletter on weeks in between. The articles that I write for several magazines in the addition to my other writings  all have the intention on getting out as much education to the public out as possible.

If you enjoy the writings on the Blog here then you should check out the Media Room on my website (www.definedmassage.com) to view articles that I have written as well as past issues of my newsletter, ‘getting: DEFINED’. You can also sign up to be on the mailing list for the newsletter. Thank you for reading and your desire to learn!