Derik Newton, LMT


Benefits of Regular Bodywork

Regular bodywork provides relief to people of all ages and all walks of life from the competitive athlete to the home gardener or the over-stressed business person.

Bodywork addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension.  It has proven to be beneficial in treating sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, cancer-related fatigue, post-operative care, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation and depression.

Here's why: 

Bodywork offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to well-being based on the body's natural
ability to heal itself.

Bodywork provides many benefits, such as:

-  Increased circulation, which allows the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

-  Stimulates the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders.  
       For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

- Releases endorphins, the body's natural painkiller.  Bodywork is incorporated in treatment for chronic illnesses,       injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

- Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort associated with lower back pain.

- Relaxes and softens injured and over-used muscles.

- Reduces muscles spasms and cramping.

- Increases joint flexibility.

- Reduces recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent risk of muscle strain.

- Relieves pain for migraine suffers and decreases the need for medication.

- Reduces post-operative adhesions and edema , as well as reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.

- Contributes to shorter labor, reduces the need for medication and aides in quicker recovery in pregnant women.

(Source:  American Bodywork and Massage Professionals)

Additional benefits related to my specific bodywork practice:

-  For clients who seek long-term therapy, issues such as body-alignment (aka: posture) and adverse movement patterns can be addressed, both through bodywork sessions and homework assignments in the form of yoga asana postures to practice, use of tennis or lacrosse balls to 'become your own bodyworker' (Classes offered st S Boston Yoga with David Vendetti), heightened and focussed awareness and practice of new responses to adverse movement/alignment patterns.

-  Developing new awareness of your body!  Just as through exercise or sports, regular bodywork will help you to realize more about the potential of your body!

Schedule Appointment @ South Boston Yoga

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or call/text 781-801-0030 to confirm availability.

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