10 Reasons why massage may be right for you

10 Reasons Why Massage May Be Right for You by A. Johnson

  1. You’re a human being with a body – Touch is vital to mental, emotional, and physical health. Touch signals safety and trust. It can calm the cardiovascular system and help aid the body in building immunity. Touch is a means of communication so critical that its absence will retard growth in infants according to research which determined the neurochemical effects of skin-to-skin contact.

  2. It can help lower your blood pressure – Swedish massage is best for lowering blood     pressure. Done on a consistent basis the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for elevating blood pressure during times of stress, is activated.

     3.  Massage decreases arthritis pain – Massage with the application of moderate pressure helps increase circulation to joints, relieves muscle stiffness, and reduces inflammation.

    4. Enhancement of athletic performance and recovery – Massage stretches muscle fibers and promotes flexibility. When the body moves properly, an athlete can function more efficiently. Massage also helps with muscle tone by stimulating the reflexes with  manual maneuvers.

   5.        Mental health and well-being – Massage therapy boosts serotonin, known as “the happy hormone.” It can be used in conjunction with a care plan in managing a variety of mental health challenges. Massage therapy is proven to help ease symptoms  of clinical depression. Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment, but is very                       complimentary to an existing plan of care.

  6.         Stress/anxiety relief – When we are stressed, it can show up in our bodies as muscle tension, tightness, headaches, and insomnia. Massage therapy manipulates the muscles in a manner that takes the tension out of the body, thus resulting in relaxation. Just think of your time on the massage table as a mini vacation.

 7.           Better quality of sleep – Massage can aid in boosting melatonin, also known as “the sleep hormone.” Melatonin affects the sleep stage of the body’s circadian rhythm, and in conjunction with the boost of the serotonin, promotes better sleep.

8.            Boosts your immune system – Massage on a regular basis, flushes toxins from the body,   increases the activity of blood cells that help our immune system fight illness. The endocrine system is also stimulated and produces more T and B cells with are needed to keep the body healthy.

9.            Eases tension headaches and migraines – Receiving massage therapy on a regular basis helps the body maintain optimal relaxation and stress relief. This helps to keep the     tension headaches from occurring. Massage eases the pain and discomfort brought on by migraines and tension headaches. Focusing the massage on the neck, shoulders, and head will ensure the best outcome in pain prevention and relief.

10.         Relieves back pain – Muscle pain in the back can be relieved with various massage techniques. Massage therapy increases endorphin levels which help relieve pain. Back tension and tightness can be relieved through receiving massage on a regular basis.

If you fall into any of the above categories, massage therapy is right for you! Contact Deep Tissue Diva today!

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