5 benefits of massage therapy
We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the benefits of massage therapy but sometimes we live busy lives and forget why a regular massage treatment should be part of our self-care routine.
During massage therapy your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure decreases and the production of of stress hormones goes down and your muscles relax. This is when your body enters a state of relaxation.
Here are our 5 key benefits of a massage therapy:
Massage therapy is an excellent way to relieve pain, reduce stiffness and help increase the range of motion in your muscles. The massage strokes soften injured, tired and overused muscles and can lead to increase joint flexibility.
A massage treatment pumps oxygen and nutrients into your tissues and vital organs improving your circulation. This in turn helps to promote a deeper more restful sleep. This is why so many people fall asleep on the massage table!
If you have regular massage therapy, studies have shown that you will have a better functioning immune system. The lymph flow is stimulated during a massage, decreasing the production of cortisol, giving your immune cells a boost.
Reduces frequency of headaches
Massage not only reduces pain but can stop tension headaches as well. Booking in for a regular massage can reduce the number of migraines one experiences over time.
Lessens depression and anxiety
Massage therapy reduces your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone and boosts production of serotonin and dopamine. Resulting in you feeling happier, feeling less stressed and having lower blood pressure.
Regular massage treatments give tremendous benefits. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, or reduce muscle tension, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing.