There are many reasons why massage therapy is good for your health, in addition to the relaxation aspect, massage therapy continues to be one of the most effective, safe and natural ways to treat mental and physical ailments, such as stress, pain, anxiety and depression.
Massage increases and improves circulation to help ease muscle pain. Increased circulation improves blood flow, removes waste away from muscles and internal organs, lowers blood pressure and improves overall body function.
Massage encourages a better quality of sleep and also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. Massages provide pain relief through applied pressure, muscle relaxation and increased circulation. With regular massage therapy sessions, muscle cramps and spasms, stiffness and body aches are either reduced or prevented.
Often, headaches are triggered or exacerbated by stress and poor sleep. Massage decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches, even relieving headaches after one massage session. Massage therapy also raises the body’s production and release of endorphins. These are stress and pain preventing hormones that enhance mood and boost immunity.
Massage therapy has been found to boost white blood cell count, which plays a large role in defending the body from disease. Massage therapy can increase your body’s natural ability to protect itself by improving the flow of lymph, a bodily fluid that fights infection and disease.
A single massage can do great things for your body, but regular frequent massages can be even more profound. Massage can help you maintain flexibility and range of motion by working the muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments, and by stimulating the production and retention of the natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibers.
Massage also appears to increase the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine, which. improves your mood and makes you feel good mentally.
There are many different types of massage recommended for area specific treatments. Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, while Sports massage focuses on preparing the muscle tissue, relieving muscle strain, decreasing muscle fatigue and tension, maintaining flexibility, increasing circulation and flushing of toxins that build in the muscle after strenuous use. Swedish massage techniques relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, increase range of motion, breakdown scar tissue, decrease muscle pain and increase body awareness.
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