There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Whether we look at it as pampering, rejuvenating, or therapeutic, massage can be a powerful addition to your healthcare regime.
Experts estimate that over ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.
Here are some of the ways you can benefit from regular massage:
- Relaxes muscles and helps ease stress and tension.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Tones the body keeping it supple by exercising and stretching weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Helps flush out wastes from the body.
- Stimulates and tones the skin.
- Increases energy and vitality.
- Reduces fatigue and improves sleep.
- Decreases inflammation, swelling and pain in joints, & increases joint flexibility.
- Decreases anxiety and depression.
- Reduces chronic pain, including migraine pain.
- Contributes to healthy Blood Pressure levels.
- Enhancse immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
- Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Release endorphins, which act as natural pain regulators, increase feelings of euphoria, and regulates appetite.
- Improves concentration.
- Makes you feel good!
Remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.