Exercise activates your sympathetic nervous system, releasing pain-relieving endorphins, while massage activates your parasympathetic nervous system...allowing for necessary rest and recovery.
Joints need so much care as we age. Movement is a natural way to keep the joints lubricated. Massage can decrease muscle tension around the joint to improve mobility.
"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young." Joseph Pilates has never been more correct as we struggle with today's sedentary lifestyle. But, you can change that!
We are often very disconnected to our own body and movements. Training is likely to heighten your awareness during daily activities, which can improve balance and help to prevent injuries.
We have a finite number of heartbeats in our lifetime. Exercise can improve your heart's health and efficiency, while massage improves overall circulation, lowers blood pressure, and decreases anxiety.
Balance and Gait
As we age, our awareness of our body's position in space (or proprioception) weakens. Movement and massage therapy improve your ability to maintain balance and improves musculoskeletal alignment.