Thanksgiving, Tryptophan, and Therapeutic Massage

boomersbottomlineWhat are the shared benefits of the Thanksgiving feast, tryptophan, and therapeutic massage? You might think hmmmmm…….nothing. But let’s reconsider.

Thanksgiving is that time of the year when we traditionally come together around a feast-laden table to give of ourselves by giving to each other. What unfolds is a testament of our thankfulness, our gratitude, and a celebration of ‘the blessing of the harvest.’

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when friends and family come together, unified for a sole purpose. It’s a time for preparing and then feasting on delectable dishes while enjoying the ebb and flow of laughter echoing through story telling and the sharing of vivid memories held close by, in the heart. Peace, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Contentment.

Tryptophan: a crystalline essential amino acid that is widely distributed in dietary proteins such as turkey and thought to reduce anxiety, induce a slumbered state of body and mind, and beckon one to sleep by mid-afternoon. Peace, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Contentment. 

Therapeutic massage: professional manipulation of the soft tissues of the body through therapeutic techniques to promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Peace, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Contentment. 

So what, exactly, are the shared benefits of the Thanksgiving feast, tryptophan, and therapeutic massage? 

Peace, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Contentment, Thankfulness.