Relaxation Through Massage in Canton MI

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Do you need help finding ways to relax in Canton MI? Sometimes the end of a work week cannot come soon enough. By Friday, the amount of stress and anxiety that is built up is almost unbearable. As the stress builds and compounds, so do the negative side effects that accompany it. In fact, for some people, cortisol which is the main hormone the body releases when under stress, has been shown to be the primary contributor to elevated blood pressure, decreased immune system function, blood sugar imbalances, increased weight gain, and difficulty sleeping. Thankfully, just as the body has developed a stress response it also has an in-born relaxation response that is stimulated under the right conditions.

Primary Effects of Massage Therapy
Research has shown that there are two primary effects of massage therapy, the more familiar mechanical or physical response and the lesser known relaxation or nervous system response. When receiving even a short massage, the physical touch and manipulation provided by the massage therapist causes physical changes that result in the optimization of blood and lymphatic flow. In addition, the pressure on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons allows them to relax, permitting proper function. While this is occurring, massage therapy is also having a profound effect on the nervous system. As the tissues are allowed to relax, the nervous system begins to allow the body to enter the relaxation response. This state results in lowered blood pressure, decreased stress on blood vessels throughout the body, normalization of stress hormones including cortisol, and more regular breathing. At Still Point Massage we believe that massage therapy is the best therapeutic and health care choice that has been shown to create these simultaneous effects.

The effects of massage therapy have been shown to last long after the therapy session has concluded. While promoting relaxation throughout the body's tissues, massage therapy has been shown to have substantial positive psychological effects. As the levels of stress hormones are reduced and the body begins the relaxation response, anxiety decreases, levels of alertness increase, and there is a clearer state of cognition. All of these changes lead to quicker healing and an overall healthier well-being. To begin to realize the benefit of massage, contact Still Point Massage in Canton MI to schedule your individualized appointment today.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm

Still Point Massage
43423 Joy Road
Canton MI 48187
(734) 354-9900

"I have had massages in very pricey spas all over the world and I can honestly say Stillpoint Massage is better than anywhere else I have been. I am very comfortable knowing the the therapists have extensive training and are all very knowledgeable. I think any client would agree, the entire staff is very helpful and involved in your path to wellness!"

« Meagan Q. »

"The massage therapists listen, but also advise on stretches or ways to alleviate pain or stress. Since coming for massage therapy, I have noticed stress levels decreased, aches and pains are not so bad, coping with a hectic schedule is not as overwhelming. I highly recommend craniosacral massage as it helps you get your focus back."

« Mary C. »

Still Point Massage
43423 Joy Road
Canton MI 48187
(734) 354-9900