|Enhances the quality of sleep patterns
Improves metabolic performance
Improves supply of nutrients to cells
Improves skin tone
Decreases blood pressure
Produces calming and sedative results
Improves a sense of well being
Increases blood circulation
Increases range of motion
Renews a sense of confidence and control
Reduces mental & physical fatigue
Promotes healing in the muscle tissue
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