By Coco Pile
Our automatic (autonomic) nervous system is divided into two systems or programs. One gears up the body to take action for the challenges we face in life, and the other gears down the body to restore, build, and heal. In our hectic society, we most often times practice using mostly our active (sympathetic) nervous system, and allow our healing (parasympathetic) nervous system get weak. Most people only think of the parasympathetic nervous system as our state for rest and digesting, or reproduction. Which is true, these functions do increase during this state, but most people aren't aware that in this state we collect resources to restock our reservoirs and build new cells/tissue to heal from damage in our active state. This imbalance of using one nervous system more than the other is a strong cause for the rising cases of anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, infertility, and so much more. One way to counteract this imbalance is to receive massage regularly. Massage induces the relaxing, rebuilding, healing nervous system to help improve this very important state for balanced vitality and quality of life.