Massage Therapy and Alkalinity

Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, Nobel Prize in 1931 tells us “Cancer thrives in anaerobic [without oxygen] or acidic conditions.”

The human body exists in a healthy balance of acidity and alkalinity in homeostasis.  Our nutrition plays an important part of that balance, with exercise and stress management as closely linked contributors.  If this balance weighs in favor of acidity by poor eating habits and self-care regime with stressful behaviors reigning, this toxic environment will lead to inflammation, pain and dis-ease.

That’s where massage comes in!  Massage promotes re-oxygenation of muscle, lymphatic and nervous tissue promoting a healthier alkaline conditions for healing to take place naturally.  Massage reduces the adverse impact of prolonged stress response of the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS—‘Fight/Flight/Freeze’) on soft tissue 2 and touch stimulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS–‘Rest/Digest’).  Deep breathing increases oxygen and decreases acidic carbon dioxide 3; stress leads to ineffective shallow breathing so massage therapists will often coach patients on deep diaphragmatic breathing.

Enhance your health from the inside out; integrate massage therapy into your wellness regime along with proper nutrition and exercise!

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Resources:

  1. http://www.nndb.com/people/682/000127301/
  2. http://www.massagetherapycanada.com/content/view/1807/
  3. http://www.alive.com/articles/view/20098/acid_or_alkaline