Back pain? Stress? Chronic back pain? Insomnia? Whatever’s been bugging you lately, there’s a good chance that having a massage will help.
Here are just some of the many benefits of regular massage therapy:
Reduction in Stress
Not only does massage therapy relieve stress by activating your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, it also increases the production of endorphins—your body’s natural “feel good” chemicals—making massage therapy a safe and effective antidepressant.
These days, a lot of us spend too much time slouching, whether we realize it or not—it’s far too easy when you’re chilling in front of the T.V. or working in front of a computer screen to forget to check your posture!
However, bad posture in turn leads to tension in the back and neck, which is no fun at all.
Luckily, massage therapy can reset your body by easing any tension in your muscles. Your body will naturally reposition itself in an improved, relaxed position.
Decreased Chronic Pain
Many people face pain on a daily basis due to illness or injury, but with regular massage, you can reduce the amount of pain felt as well as correct the conditions that cause pain in the first place.
Massage is especially excellent for those suffering from either migraine headaches or arthritis. Research shows that migraine sufferers receiving massage therapy have fewer and less intense headaches, while those with arthritis report that their pain and stiffness is reduced, and they have improved range of motion in their joints.
Enhanced Athletic Recovery and Performance
From a twisted ankle to tender knees to sore, achy muscles, massage therapy is the perfect solution for you if you’re recovering from a sports injury, whether you’re a pro athlete or you’re new to the world of exercise.
This is because massage therapy helps relax muscles, promotes tissue regeneration, reduces spasms and cramping, boosts energy, and helps speed up the healing of soft tissue injuries.
In fact, massage therapy can even help you improve your performance, as with regular massage you achieve greater range of motion and improved flexibility.
a More Effective Immune System
Getting enough good quality sleep is essential to your health and well-being, and regular massage can really help with that.