Fight or Flight vs. Rest & Digest

In a nutshell… our nervous systems have two “modes”

The Sympathetic Nervous System
is what regulates your Fight or Flight response. Also known as STRESS. Not all stress is bad. We need it for protection and survival but too often we get stuck in stress-mode which causes imbalance and disease.

The Parasympathetic Nervous System is the part of your  nervous system that allows you to relax and for the body to heal and rebuild. It deepens our breathing and calms the body. It is how we Rest & Digest. Homeostasis.
We feel balance.

Massage Therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system.
And massage on a regular basis helps to decrease stress overall.
It increases circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to muscle & connective tissue that is knotted and tense.

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