Whitney's Walk for Life 2019

ReNew Sport & Therapeutic Massage

ReNew Sport & Therapeutic Massage is located inside of the RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center in Peoria, Il. We know that massage not only benefits our physical bodies, but it also nurtures our mind and spirit. We hope to encourage more people to utilize massage therapy as a tool to help fight anxiety and depression.

According to the Mayo Clinic: "A 60-minute massage can lower cortisol, a hormone that’s produced in response to stress, by an average of 30 percent. And when cortisol levels decline, serotonin — one of the body’s anti-pain mechanisms — increases by an average of 28 percent after receiving a massage. By lowering cortisol and increasing serotonin, you’re boosting your body’s ability to fight off pain, anxiety and feelings of sadness."

We walk to celebrate the lives of those we've lost and to encourage those who are struggling with depression to seek joy in the daily walk of life.



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