Massage therapy can improve overall physical health by increasing the immune system function, decreasing heart rate, decreasing blood pressure, and lowering stress, just to name a few. Massage therapy can also provide many benefits for your emotional health. Here are just a few of the ways massage therapy provides emotional and physical support.
- Relieves stress and aids in relaxation
- Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and pain. Massage reduces these symptoms by stimulating the release of endorphins
- Improves the healing time of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; as well as reducing pain, swelling, and the formation of scar tissue
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Improves the circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids, which supply nutrients to individual cells; while improving the cells ability to rid the body of waste materials from these cells
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension headaches
- Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin
- Strengthens the immune system
- Massage promotes calm thinking by relaxing the mind and the body; which can lead to a better and deeper sleep. Getting adequate sleep can help to reduce irritability, fatigue, and the ability to think clearly
- Massage promotes a more relaxed state of mental alertness; which can help to quiet the mind and enter a state of total relaxation
- Helps relieve mental stress and reduces anxiety levels by producing endorphin’s such as serotonin and dopamine which help with depression
- Satisfies the need for touch, which fosters a feeling of well-being. Negative emotions like anxiety, and depression will manifest as physical symptoms, such as increased aggression, anxiety, depression, and fatigue
Stress and the challenges of daily life can influence our mind-body connection, which is a complex relationship between our thoughts, emotions and our bodies. Regular massage therapy can help alleviate many symptoms that block your recovery.