You know that massage is good for you, whether you’ve had one in the past and enjoyed the positive effects, heard about it from a friend or you’re just curious about whether a massage therapist’s healing touch could help sort out your aches and pains.
So, what’s stopping you?
We have 10 reasons right here that will inspire you to visit a professional, qualified and insured massage therapist today…
1. Massage Therapy helps to treat some health conditions
Massage Therapy can help with several common health conditions, some that you might already know about and others that may come as a surprise to you. If you suffer with constant back, leg and neck pain; muscle tension and spasm, massage therapy can help.
Some musculoskeletal conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome can also be helped by massage therapy, as can the symptoms of chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and some digestive disorders.
2. Massage Therapy can help to improve circulation
Massage therapy is great for boosting blood circulation, which helps to deliver essential oxygen and nutrients around the body more efficiently.
3. Massage Therapy can increase lymphatic flow
Your lymphatic system is a system of tubes, lymph nodes and glands running throughout your body which make up an important part of the immune system. Unlike the Circulatory System, which has the heart to pump the blood around the body the Lymphatic System has no pump and relies on deep breathing, movement and water intake to keep the lymph fluid flowing.
It helps to fight bacteria and other infections, and a healthy lymph flow also helps clear toxins from your body.
4. Massage Therapy can speed up post injury healing
If you’ve overdone it or hurt yourself accidentally you’ll be glad to know that massage therapy doesn’t just help reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, it can also break up scar tissue, freeing up movement and enhancing your recovery, especially post surgery.
5. Massage Therapy can help to increase your range of motion
Another thing that a professional, qualified and experienced massage therapist can do is use techniques that stimulate the production of lubricants between connective tissues, which improves flexibility and balance.
6. Massage Therapy can help you to improve your posture
Massage therapy helps to train your muscles, which improves the posture of your body as well as correcting any imbalances caused by sitting for long periods – which are common in people who sit at a desk all day.
7. Massage Therapy can give your immune system a boost
Massage therapy is known to boost production of lymphocytes – the white blood cells which help fight off disease. Although a massage can’t guarantee you’ll never get another cold, there has been research that suggests it helps the body to fight infections and reduce the severity and duration of bugs and minor illnesses.
8. Massage Therapy can make you feel happier
The action of massaging the skin stimulates alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation, and promotes the release of endorphins – the body’s feel-good chemicals.
9. Massage Therapy can help you to de-stress
Massage therapy is known to help reduce cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is the primary stress hormone, so elevated levels are not good for your body at all. At the same time, massage therapy has been shown to boost serotonin and dopamine levels, making you feel more relaxed and happy.
10. Massage Therapy could give you a better night’s sleep
If insomnia is your bedfellow, try a massage. Massage therapy can help to balance out your sleep pattern and overcome insomnia and the fatigue that goes with not getting enough sleep.
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