Touch is a very important part of human contact. It helps us feel connected and loved by those around us.

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligament, skin, joint or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers elbows knees forearm and feet. At kaya yoga center client being treated while lying on a soft mat on the floor. The massage subject may be fully or partly unclothed. Parts of the body may be covered with towels or sheets. Massage uses touch through rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.

There are many health benefits to receiving massage on a regular basis:

  • Relieves stress
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves posture
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps manage pain
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves breathing
  • Relieves tension headaches
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Decreases depression