Massage facilitates harmon-
ious body function and restores
one's self-healing abilities.
Bodywork balances the entire
system; leaving the person with
glow of well-being.
According to Olympian Mary
Decker-Slaney and tennis pro
Chris Evert-Lloyd, massage, like
stretching, is an important part
of body maintenance as well as
an insurance against injury.
Massage can loosen muscles
that stretching can't; it
probes deeply and is specific.
A massage practitioner can
also discover potential trouble
spots, For instance, tight musc-
le groups that are vulnerable to
strain and tendons that have a
predisposition for tendinitis.
Massage therapy can be utilized
as a diagnostic tool. A tender,
tense area is indicative of im-
proper posture, or other in-
effective "habits" (physical and