massage therapist 300WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/30/13) — As the calendar turns the page into a new year, many people turn over a new leaf in personal improvements. Better nutrition and leading a healthier lifestyle are among some of the most common new year's resolutions.

While eating more healthy and naturally has long been a component of a healthier lifestyle, many are also seeking natural choices in healing techniques and maintaining good health. Long known as a natural alternative for pain relief, massage therapy is increasingly being sought for its preventative approach to bolster immunity against illness.

“If you wait until you're sick, it's too late,” said Brenda Rogers of Medical Center Bodyworks in Greenville. “But clients, who have routine massage therapy, have better circulation, which helps the body maintain health.”

Rogers said regular massage therapy helps reduce stress while increasing immune response to illnesses such as a cold or flu. It increases overall health and improves blood and lymph circulation, she said.

“Setting a goal of even once a month, will help benefit circulation,” said Rogers. “It is good for young people, who are athletes, as well as elderly people.”

As part of her therapy, Rogers advises all her clients to maintain proper hydration in feeling better and being healthier.

“If you've already gotten sick, you need lots of liquids to rehydrate yourself,” said Rogers. “But there's a lot of benefits to keeping your muscles well hydrated.”

Rogers said muscles that are dehydrated shrink and are more tender and painful.

For more information on the benefits of massage therapy, call Rogers at (270) 338-9830.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Photo provided by Brenda Rogers

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,162.99
+121.45 (0.67%)    
2 S&P 2,123.48
+19.28 (0.92%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,106.59
+73.84 (1.47%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7686

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7480

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5085

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3500

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 21, 2015 3471

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10879

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7686

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5085

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2729

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2600

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2033

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1954

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1784

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1537

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1475

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1255

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1238

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News