Over the years, massage has been a practice to relieve pain, stress or even heal injuries. Studies show that men and women who indulge themselves on a regular massage therapy have experience both physical and emotional benefits from it.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
10. Enhanced Rehabilitation After an Injury.
If you are under rehabilitation due to an injury, submitting yourself
to a massage therapy can encourage and accelerate recovery process.
Through massage, it will encourage you some circulatory movement thus
relaxing the muscles. It also helps boost oxygen and nutrients into your
9. Enhance Post-Operative Surgical Rehabilitation.
After surgery, post rehabilitation recovery is vital. Massage can help
bring back the natural flow of blood and nutrients that were lost during
the surgery, thus gradually repairing the soft tissue. Moreover, it
helps lessen the development of scar tissue.
increases blood circulation and relaxes muscles, thus, pumping in more
oxygen and nutrients in your tissues and vital organs.
8. Strengthens Your Immune System.
Massage therapy offers you more benefits than just alleviating pain and
stress. It also strengthens your immune system. Stress combined with
other unhealthy factors such as lack of sleep and poor diet may
definitely deteriorate your body’s natural immune system. Low immune
system can easily allow bacteria and infection to penetrate your body
making you sickly and weak.
shows that regular massage does not only alleviate stress but boosts
cytotoxic capacity of your immune system and lessens the number of
T-cells thus improving immune functionality.
7. Relieves Tension Headaches and Migraines.
Massage therapy relaxes your mind and body thus relieving stress. This
is because massage relaxes your muscle spasms and trigger points such as
your neck, shoulders, and head. Regular massage can also increase
serotonin levels, which regulates a person’s mood, sleeping habits, and
6. Relaxes Muscles.
There are so many causes of uptight muscles such as neck, back and
muscle pain. Improper posture while sitting, excess weight, and
strenuous movements can put strain to our bodies mostly resulting in
tense muscles, spasms, upper back pain, hips and hamstrings. With
regular massage, it reduces swelling and muscle stiffness which
increases flexibility and eliminating pain.
5. Lowers Blood Pressure.
High blood pressure is usually quoted as the “silent killer” because it
shows no symptoms. And, it attacks anyone – male or female, young and
old alike. Hence, it is suggested to start checking your blood pressure
at an early age.
therapy is one approach that is deemed effective to avert high blood
pressure. Study shows that regular massage therapy decreases diastolic
and systolic blood pressure, controls salivary and urinary hormone
levels, as well as minimizes depression and anxiety.
4. Improves Posture. Bad posture as we all know encourages back pain. One example would be slouching.
When you slouch, (if you are doing this means you are not aware of its
bad effects) your internal organs are pressed down affecting digestion.
posture can be improved through constant massage. It helps relax and
loosen tight muscles and other pressure points of your body. Massage
helps align your body to a healthier and more natural posture.
3. Stress Relief.
When you say massage, the first thing that comes to your mind is its
ability to relieve stress and muscle tension. True, with one session
alone, study shows that it can lower heart rate, insulin and cortisol
levels. Without stress, you can have improved vitality and placid state
stress free individual can live a healthier lifestyle and is happier
than those who are extremely stressed out, whether from work, home or
from strenuous day-to-day activities.
2. Relaxes the Body.
A body that is stressed can produce a lot of unhealthy hormones that
causes various body disorders such as headaches, high blood pressure,
and leeplessness to name a few. But with constant massage, your body
releases all those tensions that relaxes your body.
1. Promotes Good Breathing.
A person experiencing stress and anxiety are said to have constricted
breathing. Short, shallow breathing can cause a person to be jittery and
uncomfortable. These are oftentimes the cause of tight and shortened
muscles particularly around the chest, rib cage and the abdomen area.
important benefit of massage therapy is improved breathing of a person
targeting particularly respiratory issues such as asthma, sinus problems
and the like. Good breathing increase energy level of a person, thus
letting you enjoy healthier and happier lifestyle.