What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain and heal certain conditions and help prevent return in combination with medical attention. Massage is one of the best-known remedies for stress. Reducing stress improves your outlook on life and, in the process, reduces your likelihood of illness.
It can relieve symptoms in conditions that are aggravated by anxiety. Massage relieves most muscle tightness. Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions. It also stimulates the nervous system to instruct muscles to relax even more. Here are the top 10 benefits of massage therapy for your body:
1- Pain Relief
Massage provides pain relief through applied pressure, muscle relaxation, and increased circulation. With regular massage therapy sessions, patients can reduce muscles cramps and spasms, stiffness and prevent headaches and backaches.
2- Stress Relief
Massage therapy increases the body’s production and the release of endorphins that enhance your mood and boosts your immunity system. Massage also relieves stress and reduces pain.
3- Increases Blood Circulation
Massage increases your blood flow and stimulates your lymphatic system. Massage increases your circulatory system’s ability to pump more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle fibers and organs as it removes waste material and lowers your blood pressure.
4- Boost Immunity
Massage Therapy has been medically proven to boost/improve your immune system.
5- Improves Posture
Massage Therapy lengthens and loosens your muscles, relieves pressure points, and gives your joints a greater range of motion.
6- Lowers Blood Pressure
Massage Therapy reduces stress hormone levels that have been attributed to increasing chances of depression, anxiety, and anger.
7- Relaxes Muscles and Mind
Massage therapy calms your mind and allows you to reach a state of relaxation you normally may not enjoy.
8- Rehabilitates Injuries
Massage Therapy increases blood flow which increases much-needed oxygen and nutrients to injured areas. Massage Therapy relaxes the muscles, reduces recovery time, and treats topical scarring from injuries or surgery.
9- Flushes Bodily Toxins
Massage Therapy clears toxins from your body and accelerates healing while reducing fatigue as well as increasing metabolism.
10- Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Massage Therapy helps to regulate blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Massage allows for greater mobility as well as greater elasticity in the body.