Getting a massage is more than just a spa day treat. Massage therapy serves many purposes including relaxing your body and mind so that it is capable of taking on the daily stressors of life. An occasional massage is a great way to indulge yourself in full body relaxation and to give yourself a boost of energy, so you can get back to handling business. Receiving a regular massage can help supplement your body and mind’s health. Massages have many benefits including reducing stress, removing toxins that are built up in your muscles, reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, and more.
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Benefits of a Massage
It is common knowledge that getting a massage can feel good, but did you know that it can also be good for you? There are several physiological and psychological health benefits of receiving a massage – even if it’s just once. Benefits of a massage include:
- Relaxation. The most obvious benefit is the opportunity to relax and let someone else take care of you. Relaxation also occurs at a deeper level, studies have shown that massage therapy can reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is the body’s “stress” hormone that promotes the fight or flight response.
- Diminish Pain. Most of the pain people feel is the result of overly tense muscles. By removing the tension within the muscles, you lessen the pain felt because of them. In addition, humans are social creatures and when experiencing prolonged touching a hormone called oxytocin is released in the brain. This hormone is called the “love” hormone because it makes you feel good and happy; it also mutes pain we feel.
- Reduces Stress. With lower levels of cortisol pumping through your blood, you are less likely to be on edge, feel overwhelmed, or excessively worried.
- Reduce Anxiety. Stress is a major trigger for anxiety, and if a massage reduces your stress, it can, in turn, reduce your risk for an anxiety attack.
- Makes You Happy. Massages also cause more dopamine and serotonin to be released. These are the “happy” hormones that affect your mood, your sleep schedule, and regulate your internal temperature.
- Lowers Blood Pressure. Regular massages have long been used as an alternative treatment for high blood pressure. With improved circulation and overall relaxation of the body and mind, blood pressure drops to normal levels.
- Muscle Relaxation. In addition to the relaxation of your mind, you also benefit from relaxation of your body. The purpose of massage techniques is to ease muscle tension and the pain it causes. Massages also improve muscle flexibility and range of motion.
- Improved Circulation. The hands-on pressure of a massage forces additional blood flow to muscles that may not have been getting an adequate supply. Several massages incorporate heat which increases better circulation.
- Better Immune System. As a side effect of the above, more oxygen and nutrients flow to the muscles and cells of your body, making them healthier and stronger which helps them fight off illnesses better. Massage therapy also causes an increase in the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity, which translates into a higher and more active level of the body’s “killer cells”. These cells are the basis of your immune system and attack foreign cells like germs, bacteria, and viruses.
- Improved Posture. Nearly 80% of Americans report some type of back pain in their lifetime. In fact, its one of the top reasons for seeing a doctor, missing work, or being on disability. In many cases, poor posture plays a role. When your muscles are chronically tense, it causes your shoulders to roll inward and your head to dip down – what is commonly referred to as “slouching”. Massage works to relive the tension in your muscles, improve their flexibility, and range of motion, so you will be able to stand up straighter with less discomfort.