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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

MCCH Gift Shop Latest for Cash Mob

GREENVILLE, Ky. (5/21/15) — The Greater Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce held a Cash Mob, Wednesday, May 20, at… Read More

Mustangs Handle Ohio County, Claim 10th District Championship

CALHOUN, Ky. (5/22/15) — Muhlenberg County scored first and never trailed, pulling away to defeat Ohio County 6-1 in… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10132

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5246

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4957

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3697

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3638

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10132

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9549

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2832

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 2127

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 827

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 661

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 646

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 20, 2015 561

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 557

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 482

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin