Natural pain-relieving agents released during massage
comforts body and emotions
Medical & surgical treatments can be rigorous and draining. Anxiety and pain often accompany treatment and convalescence, and a “pain cycle” may develop.
Pain cycle can often be interrupted with body-centered care
Body-centered care releases natural pain relievers in the body that are many times stronger than morphine. The resulting euphoria and relaxation assists healing.
People who receive massage during radiation or chemotherapy for cancers, often experience fewer side effects.
Body-centered care helps people feel less alone, gives people something to look forward to and helps people connect with the courage to continue.
You taught me how to stop fighting the pain.
Now it’s less frightening and hurts less.
I could feel your hands and hear your voice reminding me to breathe for days after the session ended.