BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
You know that post-massage feeling. Your mind is clear and your body is relaxed. An occasional massage leaves you feeling great, but regular massage can do so much more. The work your therapist does in each session builds on itself, helping your body maintain its relaxed state and your muscles to remain loose even during times of physical and mental stress.
Who doesn't want to reduce the stress in their life? Stress relief is key to finding the balance of a healthy lifestyle. Even a single massage session has been shown to significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels - all of which help reduce daily stress.
How often and how long are you actually able to disconnect from life? Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode - an effect that lingers long after the massage is over.
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can help be corrected by relaxation. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.
One of the telltale signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in relieving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.
"Seratonin and dopamine are released through massage, and the result is a feeling of calm relaxation that makes chronic or habitual....stress much easier to overcome."
IMPROVE YOUR TRAINING
Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at the office is the culprit. Massage helps get to the root of persistent pain by relaxing tense muscles.
The pressure created by massage therapy helps move blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in and old blood to flow out, resulting in improved body function.
As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
Rehabilitating any injury can be a frustrating process. Massage can aid in rehabilitation by increasing flexibility and strength.
"Long term studies have shown that a consistent massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure."
BOOST YOUR HEALTH
45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage can help ease the pressure and pain, which may also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.
Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural "killer cells".
Massage can help the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This makes massage therapy a great supplement to post-operative rehabilitation.
There are more misconceptions about high blood pressure than nearly any other medical condition. But massage therapy is one of the few effective ways that has been found to stave off high blood pressure naturally.