You know that post-massage feeling. Your body is relaxed and your mind is clear. An occasional massage can leave you feeling great, but regular massage can do so much more. The work your therapist does each visit builds on itself, helping your muscles to remain fluid and your body maintains its relaxed state even during times of physical and mental stress.
Let’s Talk About Stress Relief
Who doesn’t want to lower the stress in their life? Stress relief is the key to discovering 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.
Let’s Force the Issue…of Relaxation
When was the last time you were 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 has finished.
Sit Up and Take Notice…Of Your Posture
Unlike other bad habits, you can help poor posture be corrected by relaxation. Massage helps reinforce natural and healthy movements, which can get your posture back on track.
Making Muscles Learn How to Melt
Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at the office is the culprit. Massage helps get to the source of persistent pain by relaxing tense muscles.
“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
Let’s breathe in. breathe deeply.
One of the most common signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important part in relieving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.
Keep it Flowing
The pressure created by massage therapy helps move blood through congested areas in the body. This causes fresh blood to flow in and old blood to flow out, resulting in improved body function.
You Can’t Fake Flexibility
As we get older, joints tend to tighten, making your range of motion more restricted. Massage helps to keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
Spring Back from Injury
Rehabilitating any injury can be a frustrating process. Massage can help 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
Get Rid of the Headache of Headaches
About one in 10 people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage can help ease the pressure and pain, which may also lower the chance and frequency of headaches.
Stay Healthier, Longer
Studies indicate that regular massage can help naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural ‘killer cells’.
Rest Assured During Recovery and Rehabilitation
Massage can help the body pump more nutrients and oxygen into vital organs and tissues. This makes massage therapy a great help to post-operative rehabilitation.
There are more misunderstandings 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.