The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Going for a massage is a wonderful way to relax, but that’s not all. Massage therapy also has a variety of health benefits 🌈. From mental health benefits to relieving headaches, massage therapy is so much more than just a luxurious spoil – it can truly improve your life.
Did you know massage has been practiced for thousands of years? In fact, over the years, over 80 types of massage therapy styles have evolved. Using a variety of different techniques, massage therapy involves applying pressure, movement, and manipulating muscles and soft tissues.
It’s a Natural Pain Reliever
From back pain to sore muscles, massage therapy improves circulation and allows pain relieving blood flow to occur. 🙌 Recent studies have even found that massage is an effective treatment for chronic back pain.
Massage therapy also stimulates the competing nerve fibres and prevents pain signals from reaching our brain. By relaxing painful muscles, tendons, and joints, as well as relieving stress and anxiety, massage therapy works wonders for easing pain.
It’s Great For Your Mental Health
Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression can be directly affected with massage therapy.
Human touch, in a context that is safe, friendly, and professional is highly therapeutic and relaxing. A lot of the physical symptoms associated with conditions like depression may be relieved by massage therapy. It can also help alleviate sluggishness and fatigue and strengthen your mind-body connection.
It Improves Your Physical Fitness
Ever wondered why sports teams ⚽ have massage therapists travelling with them during tournaments? Both elite and recreational athletes can benefit from massage therapy as it helps to reduce muscle tension, which in turn improves athletic performance. This also assists in preventing sports-related injuries.
It Gives Your Immune System A Boost
Your body contains cells called ‘killer T cells.’ These are the mighty cells 💪 that help to fight off viruses. Research has shown that massage therapy may give your immune system a serious boost as it increases the activity level of those killer T cells in your body.
It Reduces The Stress Of Sitting All Day
Modern day life often means living quite a sedentary lifestyle 🪑. Sitting for extended periods of time at a desk or while driving can have negative effects on your body including poor posture. The great news is that massage therapy can help to counteract the imbalances caused by being seated for extended periods.
It Improves Your Sleep
Since massage therapy promotes relaxation and pain relief, getting a good night’s rest is far more possible. 😴 After massage therapy, many find themselves having more restful, comfortable sleep.
The benefits of massage don’t stop there. These are just some of the ways massage therapy can improve your life, but there are many more that aren’t listed here. If you are interested in booking a massage therapy 💆♂️ appointment with Inspired Health, contact us by using the side button.