Discover 5 benefits of massages and why you should go for one regularly.
Good news, people! You no longer need an excuse to treat yourself to a massage. Sure, a massage helps you relax but it’s so much more than that. The science is in and we can confirm that the health benefits of a massage extend beyond simply easing aches and pains. There are a wide variety of tangible benefits with massage therapy so the next time you feel like booking a massage, you won’t have to feel guilty.
Here are 5 reasons why you should make massages a mandatory part of your health and wellness plan.
- Stress relief
We know massages dissolve knots and tension, but all that kneading also relieves feelings of stress and anxiety. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, a massage is just the thing you need. Studies have shown that people who regularly receive massages have lower levels of cortisol a.k.a the stress hormone. Expect lifted spirits, lower blood pressure and decreased anxiety levels.
- Ease aches and pain
If you have sore muscles, consider going for a massage before reaching for those painkillers. Massages relax tight muscles, relieve soreness and increase and improve blood circulation so you can feel and function better, without the drugs. Your sore muscles will thank you for it.
- Better sleep
It’s hard to be productive when you’re suffering from a lack of sleep. Massage therapy helps you relax naturally by releasing serotonin. If you’ve ever dozed off on the massage table before, you know what I mean. Massages encourage relaxation and as your serotonin levels increase, so does your melatonin (which controls your sleep and wake cycles) level at night. A good massage may be just the thing to send you off to La La land.
- Improve your mood
You know how you feel like you’re on cloud 9 after a massage? It’s not just psychological. You really do feel good after a massage. Getting a massage increases the brain’s production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormone that affects your mood and triggers that relaxed feeling. Endorphins are usually released in response to laughter, chocolate and you guessed it, massage. More endorphins = a calmer, happier, more energised you.
- Boost immunity
Massage therapy provides your immune system with an added boost. A massage strengthens your body’s white blood cells which fight disease and helps your immune system function at its best. Regular massages can improve our immune functions which in turn, translate to better health and lasting wellness.
Who’d have thought a massage can lift your mood, improve sleep, relieve pain, boost and detoxify your immune system? *Adds regular massages to healthcare arsenal immediately* Now that you know the healing benefits of touch extend beyond simply soothing aches and pains, we strongly encourage you to spread the word, go forth and treat yourself at least once a month.
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