When you think of getting a massage what comes to mind? A trip to the spa? A special treat? Did you know that massage is more than that? There are many healthy benefits to massage therapy that might make you reconsider your definition.
Improved Posture - Millions of people suffer from poor posture. Work, slouching, and illness are a few very common examples that can lead to your posture worsening over time. No matter what the cause is, it can be painful! It can lead to nerve damage, weakened bones, and many other physical problems. A dip in confidence is a pretty common issue due to unpreferable appearance, which may lead to depression and anxiety.
Massage therapy can be used as a tool to combat poor posture. Massage in the shoulders can loosen up muscles, improving range of motion. Massage in the lower back can reduce pain and also improve range of motion. Massage therapy can also be an effective tool for treating scoliosis and other spinal conditions. Help yourself stand tall and healthy through Massage!
Emotional Benefits - Massage is a safe and nurturing experience that leaves people with lower stress levels, improved relaxation and mood, decreased anxiety, more energy, and feelings of wellness. The amount of cortisol, which is the stress chemical, decreases while serotonin is released–the happy chemical. This helps your body fight off pain, anxiety, and sadness. Let yourself feel complete relaxation and connection to yourself and the earth underneath you.
Physical Conditions - Massage has been proven to improve headaches, cancer symptoms, fibromyalgia, and general aches and pains. Headaches are something that everyone struggles with once in a while. Some, more often than others. They can be crippling. Studies have shown that massage therapy can help manage frequent headaches and migraines. Massage therapy has been used to treat pain from cancer symptoms along with anxiety, fatigue, and quality of life. People who suffer from fibromyalgia have been proven to have higher quality of life, reduced pain, and better sleep. Pain in all parts of the body has been proven to be reduced through massage therapy. Most commonly; back, neck, and shoulders. With the help of massage therapy, you don’t need to be in pain –feel good again!
Increased Circulation - Poor circulation can lead to swelling, tension, tightness, and pain. Massage therapy optimizes blood circulation which has many benefits. Healing wounds, keeping the brain sharp, and keeping healthy skin. The reduction of cortisol also reduces skin conditions; dark spots, dry skin, and pore build up. Look and feel good using massage therapy.
Improved Sleep - Good sleep is absolutely necessary to maintain a clear mind and a healthy body. Massage therapy increases the production of serotonin and melatonin–hormones that help the body reset its circadian rhythm. The lowering of blood pressure and heart rate cause deep relaxation. All of these factors combat insomnia and poor sleep habits. You’ll wake up realizing you just had the best night of sleep that you’ve had in a long time.
Meditation - Sometimes it’s incredibly hard to live life in the moment. Massage helps you connect with yourself and the earth under you. By paying attention to the relaxation that massage brings you, you can let go of everything else on your mind and relax. Reconnect with yourself–you might learn something new!
Flexibility - Massage therapy can help promote flexibility and range of motion by having different muscles in the body get worked. When the body is more flexible, the less injury prone it becomes.
Immune System Boost - Massage therapy has been proven, in many ways to improve the immune system. Lymphocytes are cells that help the immune system fight off harmful substances. The level of lymphocytes is increased during massage therapy. Stress and pain are known immunosuppressives. Since pain and stress is reduced, the immune system is at its strongest. Flushed toxins and increased blood flow throughout the body also contribute to a strong immune system. Feel good and stay healthy with the help of massage.
Prenatal Massage - Prenatal massage has many benefits; decreased anxiety and depression, reduced muscle aches and joint pains, and can even improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Let pregnancy be beautiful and powerful–it doesn’t have to be hard and scary.
Athletic - Whether you’re a frequent runner or a tennis player, massage therapy is important for people that stay active. Research is increasingly proving that massage plays a significant role in athletic success. Massage therapists work hard to find an individualized massage depending on the sport. Stretching and relaxing muscles increases blood flow–decreasing muscle soreness. Athletes also become more aware of their physical injuries which prevents serious injuries. Enjoy the sport and play to win when your body is feeling right.
As you can see, massage therapy is more than a special treat to pamper yourself. Heal your body, mind, and soul in an alternative, intimate, relaxing way. It has many healthy benefits that can contribute to a happier, healthier version of YOU. Book with us today, and begin to feel the benefits that therapeutic massage can offer you!