Beyond Body Benefits: Massage for The Mind

We all know what it’s like to feel that familiar pain or stiffness and think – I need to book a massage! But did you know the many ways your body needs and responds to massage that don’t revolve around muscles?

When guests come to Elixir Mind Body Massage while processing grief, making a big decision or even dealing with a breakup they may feel the uplifting emotional results are magic! But there’s no magic involved at all. Massage is clinically proven to reduce PTSD, depression, anxiety, and even anger in cancer patients going through treatment. It also can sharpen mental focus and boost an immune system battered by chronic stress.

By increasing the available levels of natural Dopamine, Serotonin and helping to regulate Cortisol levels, massage aids in many modern struggles surrounding emotional traumas.  The massage recipient is more able to experience satisfaction, joy, inspiration and calm post-treatment.  The best part is that the body can achieve all of this naturally and safely, without chemical enhancements that may carry unwanted side-effects.

Elixir clients looking for emotional well being and a quieter mind, absolutely love The Essential Balance for it’s harmonizing effects on the mind and body. It’s even been described as feeling like ‘natural Valium’!  To experience a connecting service with a loved one or partner, try our seasonal Chakra Massage, which focuses on the third eye, heart and sacral energy centers – all critical areas for relationship health.  The Ancient Elements seasonal package blends multiple modalities to ground and revitalize emotional and physical energy and is especially therapeutic to receive during times of change or upheaval.

“The root of all health is in the brain.

The trunk of it is in emotion.

The branches and leaves are the body.

The flower of health blooms

when all parts work together.”

– Kurdish folk wisdom

So next time you’re considering when to get a massage, remember Elixir is here to support the Mind and Body.