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Massage in the Mountains

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calmness. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals or neurotransmitters that produce feelings of wellbeing, which is achieved through tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. 

Levels of stress hormones such as adrenalin, cortisol, and norepinephrine are also reduced through the release of endorphins that massage provokes. 

"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners". -William Shakespeare

Combine earth, air, and fire as you finish your massage session with a sauna treatment. Sweat out toxins as you sip on cold antioxidant-infused water and ground yourself in aromatherapy.

End your journey with cold water rinse honoring the strongest force of nature, water. A service provider will coach you through breathing exercises before your invigorating shower. With the evidence of cryotherapy stimulating the metabolism and improved immune response, it also aids in a speedy recovery as an anti-inflammatory by vasoconstriction of the blood vessels.