As we age, we naturally move along a continuum from birth to death.  The newborn infant has energy and vitality.  By age twenty, humans are physically at their prime.  But as the decades wear on, we move from that prime condition to dealing with a body that is not as vibrant.  And in our elder years, aging can have a strong effect on our ability to do the things we love.

Aging has the effect of closing the body, reducing range of motion, and curling up gradually.  Mental sluggishness, energy depletion, and muscle degeneration are commonly associated with aging. Chronic pain and sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep can affect people of all ages, but especially elders.  Skin becomes more fragile and less elastic.  Lymph and blood circulation become sluggish.  The immune system can be weakened.  

That does not mean we need to sit back and passively accept the trend of losing our strength and flexibility, balance, and ability to stay active.  By becoming proactive in our middle years, and addressing issues as they come up in our later years, we can greatly affect the quality of our lives.

Regular massage can address the many issues of aging, and provide relief.  Massage enhances tissue elasticity and joint flexibility, improves blood and lymph circulation, promotes healthy vibrant skin, improves immune system functioning, and relieves muscle aches and stiffness.  Regular massage therapy may increase mental awareness, increase muscle strength and coordination, boost energy and improve quality of rest.

The earlier these steps are incorporated, the better the effects.  Don't wait until the signs of aging have a strong grip on you.  Begin to be proactive in your efforts to have a life that is just as high in quality as quantity.  

If I can be of help to you, I would be honored.  Give me a call if you are interested in being proactive in creating a longer, healthier, happier life.

About the author: Stephanie Bish owns 'Blissful Body by Stephanie' in Ely, MN; also serving Babbitt, Virginia, Tower, and the Arrowhead Region.   As a Massage Therapist,  Structural Integrator, and Reiki Master Teacher, she enjoys guiding people on their path to well-being.

 You can check out her website at  Call 218-235-1732, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set an appointment. 

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