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Top 10 Benefits Of Massage

Top 10 Benefits Of Massage

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We know massage can help you relax, but massage can do so much more than that.Here are 10 Healthy reasons to book an appointment.


Life is stressful enough and it seems like things are moving faster and faster all the time, it is easy to get overwhelmed these days with so much to keep track of. Massage is a much needed time out for many people, it will lower your heart rate and blood pressure and relax your muscles. Receiving a massage allows your body to enter a relaxing rest and recovery mode: an effect that lingers long after the massage is over. massage triggers a host of brain chemistry responses that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress and improved mood.


Several studies have measured the stress hormone called “cortisol” in clients salvia before and after a massage treatment and have found dramatic decreases in the hormone from the clients in which are undergoing massage therapy. Cortisol which is produced when stressed, kills cells that are important for immunity, so when massage  reduces your stress levels and therefore reducing the amount of cortisol in your body will help you to  avoid getting colds or even another illness whilst under stress.


Depression and anxiety can be a result of a chemical imbalance or an overworked and overtaxed nervous system. Massage can boast the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which create the feel good factor in our brain, Whatever the cause of our anxiety massage is great for bringing back some balance into the body. Remember that the human body responds strongly to touch.

4             PAIN MANAGEMENT

One of the biggest reason people seek massage therapy is to relieve pain, whether it is chronic pain from an illness or cramps from excessive exercising, massage is certainly the key to relieving pain. When your body is receiving a massage the effects create a chemical change that reduce pain and stress. Substance P is a brain chemical that is related to pain, studies have found that people with fibromyalgia showed less substance P in their salvia and in conjunction with that reduced pain after a month of twice weekly massages.


Massage loosens and relaxes muscles which relieves our pressure points, by working on our muscles, the connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints this  will give clients a greater range of motion and improve your flexibility. Once the pressure points are relieved the body can position itself properly, regular massage can do wonders for your posture and flexibility.


High blood pressure is a serious condition that could lead to heart attacks, kidney failures or strokes. Massage reduces hyper tension, this may be because it stimulates pressure receptors that prompt action from the vagus nerve, one of the nerves that emerges from the brain. The valgus nerve regulates blood pressure as well as other functions, so one way of combating high blood pressure is with massage which reduces the stress hormone levels that can cause onset depression, anxiety and anger. Being pain free and stress relieved will greatly decrease your blood pressure and allow you to relax your mind.  Massage can lower blood pressure as it helps take you from a place of stress to a place of rest.


The injured area undergoes a healing process that is divided into three phases

–   Inflammation

–    Repair

–    Remodeling

Massage is beneficial in that it can promote further healing, increasing the  blood flow to help.  With physical therapy, occupational therapy and other forms of rehabilitation are important to the healing and recovery of injuries but it doesn’t totally prevent from experiencing the pain and causing additional injuries, whereas with massage it can help to increase blood flow, relax the muscles to reduce  the recovery time. Also a major benefit of massage is it will ease stress that may be heightened from the pain of the injury.


Have you ever dozed off on a massage couch?? If so, you don’t need to be convinced that a massage can promote healthy sleep. A number of studies have examined this link and found it is related to the effects of massage having an affect on delta waves, the kind of brain waves connected to deep sleep. Considering the amount of stress that we surround ourselves with everyday, it is sometimes impossible to allow our minds and bodies to relax. Massage helps to achieve relaxation by loosening tension and relieving over worked muscles. In addition to relaxing your body, massage also calms a racing mind.


Massage plays an important part in training the body on how to relax and help improve breathing. Respiratory issues such as allergies, sinus problems, asthma or bronchitis are one group of conditions that can benefit from massage. Not only will massage improve breathing, but also posture and this can lead to the chest area opening more which is required for optimal lung function.


Next time a headache hits, try booking a last minute massage!  Massage decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches, studies have showed that client who have received massage therapy exhibited fewer migraine headaches and better sleep. Massage for headaches can also reduce muscle spasms and trigger points.

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