By Michelle Harkey
OIther than a sleep study technician, massage therapists are probably the only professionals who are pleased to have you fall asleep during your time with them. Professors and pastors are used to it, but I dare says they do not appreciate or encourage it. I happen to consider it a compliment though.
Massage has both physiological and psychological effects. Physically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles, and improves the detoxifying functions of the lymphatic system. Psychologically, massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system, and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy.
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