Did you know that your heart is a mechanical pump that drives fluid through your body? Let's take a look closer....We all know that the heart plays a very big role in your body, but most importantly it is the central system that constantly works to control blood flow, regulate circulation and promote the healing of tissue. Massage is very helpful in keeping a healthy heart. Massage (or manual therapy) lowers blood pressure, and lowers stress and anxiety, which are major factors that contribute to heart disease.
The cardiovascular system is affected by anger, grief, hostility and depression, these factors can cause coronary heart disease. Coronary artery disease is caused by smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a lifestyle that is sedentary. Lymphatic drainage treatments will assist in flushing out toxins in the body and also improve the exchange of nutrients and waste. A lymphatic treatment assists in the production of blood cells in the body.
Be sure to try and live a positive life and take your heart into consideration when these situations arise. Eliminate the unnecessary stress in your life to live the happiest and healthiest life possible!
Written by Massage Therapist, Donna