There is no denying the power of bodywork..

Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in health and well-being.  It is important to understand the benefits of massage beyond relaxation and stress relief.  Although massage therapy affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits also reach the deeper layers of muscle and include physiological and psychological effects to the body.