If you are not sure about getting a massage, then here are 6 good reasons other than ‘because it feels great’ to seriously consider making a booking. In all honesty, massage can make you a much happier person. But, the rock solid benefits of regular massage can make a very compelling argument to book in for one soon.
- Stress reduction
The importance of relaxing your body and general well-being should not be underestimated. It has been noted that one of the effects of massage is a heightened feeling of calm and relaxation afterwards. By reducing both emotional and physical stress, it is often recommended in stress and anxiety treatment programs. The pampering and soothing health benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins. These are the wonderful chemicals that give us the ‘feel-good factor’. In turn, the stress inducing hormones such as norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol are greatly reduced.
- Boosting Your Immunity
When your stress hormones are decreased, this gives your immune system a chance to work much more efficiently, without hindrance. In addition to that, massage increases circulation, improves lymphatic drainage and provides a boost to the immune systems overall effectiveness.
- Mobility of Your Joints are Increased
Massage releases muscle tension around your joints, thence the range of movement in the joints are usually also increased. When your joints are no longer hampered by stiffness, your muscle function returns and this supports and improves joint movement.
- Mental Alertness is Heightened
As simple as it sounds, when you have a chance to relax and de-stress yourself through massage, this increases your mental clarity and your alertness also increases.
- Releases Muscle Tension and Pain
All good massage techniques are an excellent way of releasing trigger points, breaking down adhesions as well as stretching and elongating muscles. Massage can increase the blood flow to the tissues and this releases the tension. Massage can not only alleviate any pain, but can also help oxygenate the cells eliminate toxins.
- Can Improve Skin Tone
By getting a regular massage, this can help give you healthy and toned skin, reduce tension in the skin and in the adjoining tissues. It can also increase circulation. By increasing circulation in and under the skin, it aids the nutrition cycle, which encourages cell regeneration. Which of us doesn’t want to have the best looking skin we possibly can without resorting to drastic measures and chemical treatments.
So, is there any doubt now that massages have health benefits? I don’t thinks so. Stop putting it off and make a booking. To bring the argument back full circle, not only are there health benefits to regular massages, it also feels great!