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Massage Cary NC – Hands On Health and Bodywork Therapy Seminars Expand in New Cary Location

Massage Cary NC – Hands On Health and Bodywork Therapy Seminars Expand in New Cary Location

Medical and therapeutic massage center Hands On Health (HOH) is expanding into a new 2,400 square-foot facility at Independence Plaza near Interstate-40 and Chapel Hill Road in Cary, NC. The move will bring Hands On Health’s two Triangle locations under one roof with Bodywork Therapy Seminars (BTS), a division of Hands On Health. Bodywork Therapy Seminars is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork accredited continuing education school for massage therapy.

How Massage Therapy Helps to Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System

How Massage Therapy Helps to Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System

Your nervous system helps to regulate internal organs and involuntary movement in the body. It is divided into two branches: the parasympathetic nervous system: controls the relaxation response, and the sympathetic nervous system: controls the fight or flight response. These branches operate complementary to one another attempting to maintain balance, keeping the body in metabolic equilibrium, or better known as homeostasis.

Using Massage Therapy to Prepare Connective Tissue for Surgery and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Using Massage Therapy to Prepare Connective Tissue for Surgery and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

In the days or weeks leading up to surgery, the patient may experience anxiety and depression in anticipation which can cause excessive stress to the mind and body. Massage increases the secretion of endorphins such as serotonin and dopamine — helping to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. This elevates the mind and helps to relax the body; the manual manipulation of soft tissues help to prepare the tissue by decreasing tension and adhesions in fascia and muscles, therefore perceived or expected pain may decrease.