Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 7)

Hands-on approacH F The therapeutic and relaxation benefits of massage or pain or muscle aches or simply to reduce stress, sometimes the best solution is a hands on approach—literally. Massage has been used for centuries to help the body recover from vigorous activity, and ancient cultures used massage to cure disease and improve health. While most people get a massage to relieve the negative effects of stress, massage has many health benefits as well. “Massage positively affects every system in the body,” says licensed massage therapist Teresa Carroll of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Iuka Wellness Center. “The therapeutic benefits have been proven.” Massage reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. “When a muscle gets tight, it shortens and the body pulls in the direction of the shortened muscle,” Carroll says. “Deep tissue massage can help decrease pain by softening, lengthening and repositioning a person’s muscles.” Call healing hands Becky Brabham, a licensed massage therapist with the NMMC-West Point Wellness Center, says for this reason she often treats patients who have previously undergone surgery, especially rotator cuff surgery. Massage therapy is offered at NMMC Wellness Centers in Baldwyn, Iuka, Pontotoc, Tupelo and West Point. Some locations also offer facials, body treatments, manicure/pedicure, aromatherapy, yoga and other therapeutic services. To learn more, call 800-THE DESK (800-843-3375) or visit Try a Massage Today Vim & Vigor • WI NTER 2010 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Lives Renewed
Hands-On Approach
Smart Moves
Miss Information
Stroke Sense
Gut Feelings
On the Cover - The Story on Stress
The Faces of Skin Cancer
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
A Natural Dilemma
17 Reasons to Work in Healthcare
Aerobics Roundup
Make a Splash
It’s a Great Place to Work
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi