It makes you feel GREAT! Massage has been found in clinical studies to
boost mood and can help alleviate symptoms of depression and sadness.
Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils, which have medicinal properties and
can be chosen for their mood-enhancing qualities. Neroli, sweet orange,
bergamot, and lavender are all known for their mood elevating qualities.
Massage helps you relax! If you are feeling stressed or uptight,
massage is for you. The deep, soothing, and rhythmical strokes of a good
massage should feel pleasurable to receive and they help the body to unwind as
tensions are released. Massage can help you get into a place of very deep
relaxation, which is essential for the body to heal.
Massage helps reduce muscular tension and can alleviate muscular aches,
pains, and injuries. Massage helps alleviate stiff neck, pain in the joints,
back pain, and so on. Massage helps block pain receptors in the nervous system
and it increases blood flow to the muscles. This can help increase joint
mobility, and so can be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis.
Massage helps reduce symptoms of anxiety. By lowering the cortisol
levels in the body, massage helps calm the mind and relax the body. Anxiety is
inevitably reduced through this process.
Massage helps alleviate tension headaches. Tension headaches can be
caused by postural misalignment or by muscular tension in other areas of the
body. Massage relaxes the entire body and this release can result in the
diminishment of tension headaches.
It helps you get a good night’s sleep. Massage helps you relax so
deeply that you may feel very sleepy after a session. If you plan to have your
massage later in the day, it can lead you into a deeply restorative and restful
It helps you detoxify the body. Massage helps stimulate the lymph
system, which helps carry toxic waste from the muscles, organs, and tissues.
This can help with digestion and will improve your overall health.
It can even help you improve posture. Postural imbalance can be caused
by muscular tension. Massage helps the muscles to deeply release any tension.
Once relaxed, the body can return to its natural state of balance and correct
alignment can ensue.
Trigger point therapy, myofascial, and Swedish massage can ease
symptoms of fibromyalgia. These techniques help flush toxins from the body and decrease
tension. Specifically, trigger point therapy deactivates trigger points using
finger pressure. Swedish massage provides relaxation and stress relief that
helps ease fibromyalgia pain. Myofascial Release applies gentle pressure to
connective tissue that helps alleviate pain and restore motion by elongating
Massage can help improve cardiovascular health. By reducing tension and
increasing blood flow and lowering cortisol levels, blood circulation is
improved, stress is lowered, and the heart can operate at an optimum level with
less stress. This leads to improved heart health.
So… if you were in any doubt about the efficacy of
massage, hopefully by now you can see there are so many good reasons to get one
that it wouldn’t make sense not to. Before any of the health benefits, you get
to feel nourished and nurtured by some kind, caring hands. You end up feeling
like a new person!
You’re so relaxed it’s as if you’ve been away on a
two-week vacation! If you’ve never tried a massage, you don’t know what you’ve
been missing! Not only will you feel fantastic but also some of your health
problems may simply fade away after a few sessions, or at the least be very
There are many different forms of massage, including
Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, aromatherapy massage, hot stone, sports
massage, and various others. Each has its own purpose, but the most popular one
that helps with various types of ailments and for general wellness is the
Swedish massage that uses kneading motions.
Massage is also flexible, since you can choose to
get a full body session or one that addresses specific trouble spots on the
body, like the neck, feet, or back.
Regular massages offer cumulative benefits for the
mind, body, and spirit.
Check out a
massage therapist today and give it try!