Hey there, movement enthusiasts! Are you feeling stuck physically or emotionally? The solution might be simpler than you think: get moving! Whether it's through bodyART PTBT (physical therapy based training) or the healing touch of massage therapy, different forms of movement can work wonders for your body and mind.
To get the scoop about the massage therapy specifically, I asked my friend Katie Werbowski, who is the director of brand strategy at Skin Spa NYC/Miami. Not only does it feel amazing, but she shared a few of the serious health benefits you can expect from a “hands on” approach to moving the body.
For one, it reduces stress and anxiety. We all know how tense and anxious we can get when we're feeling stuck. Massage therapy helps to relax the body by reducing the levels of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Plus, it increases the production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood elevators. So not only will you feel physically better after a massage, but mentally too.
Another benefit of massage therapy is improved circulation. By working the muscle tissue, massage therapists help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body's cells and tissues. This can help to reduce inflammation, improve immune function, and speed up the healing process. Plus, it just feels good to get that blood flowing!
Finally, massage therapy can help to relieve muscle tension and pain. Whether it's from sitting at a desk all day or hitting the gym a little too hard, we all experience muscle tension and pain from time to time. Massage therapy can help to reduce that tension and stiffness by increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area. It can also help to break up scar tissue, improve range of motion, and promote relaxation.
So, what are you waiting for? Get moving and get a massage! Your body and mind will thank you for it. And remember, movement doesn't have to be complicated or intense. Ten to fifteen minutes of bodyART movements
can do wonders for your physical and emotional well-being.
Owner, bodyART Studios
Ryan had an extensive performing career dancing for Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, MOMIX, MTV and more before moving to producing and directing for ABC, Equity Fights AIDS, Good Morning America, Celebrity Cruises, and Hard Rock Cafe, among others. With over 200 hours of ASFYT Anatomy and Kinesiology and 15+ years teaching experience, Ryan is a sought-after international movement instructor and is on faculty at the world famous Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
In 2011, Ryan was introduced to bodyART by its creator, Robert Steinbacher, and then brought the concept to many NYC studios. Seeing the market potential for bodyART to be a consumer-facing model, Ryan was granted exclusive rights to open, manage and operate all bodyART-branded studio locations in America.