Astonishing benefits of massage improve your health dramatically

The benefits of massage are many and can really improve your health dramatically. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related, and perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress levels. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.

This translates into:

  • Alleviation of low-back pain and improve your range of motion
  • Decrease in anxiety due to the lowering of cortisol, a stress hormone
  • Increases in levels of serotonin leading to better sleep quality
  • Enhanced immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defence system
  • A releases of endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Improvement in concentration as it increases blood circulation bringing oxygen and nutrients to the brain
  • An increase in joint flexibility as it loosens tight muscles that restrict joint movement
  • Increased circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs promoting healing and a feeling of greater energy
  • Reduction in fatigue by increasing sleep quality
  • Reduced spasms and cramping
  • Massage also helps release oxytocin. This neurotransmitter helps bring a feeling of wellbeing and joy

    There are a number of types of massage. Here are a few of the most common ones.
  • Swedish massage

    This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

  • Deep tissue massage

    This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

  • Sports massage

    This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
  • Trigger point massage

    This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. 

 

Just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan and a way to Live Your Best Life.


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