Benefits of Massage Therapy February 2020
Massage Therapy for Back Pain, Stress and More
Massage therapy is a treatment which is growing in demand and popularity due to its many health benefits. Some insurance companies nowadays even provide coverage for certain treatments when prescribed by a doctor.
There are many types of massages which all carry specific benefits to the mind and body.
Overall, massage therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep and promote relaxation throughout the entire body.
If you are feeling tense and in need of a release, or if you have been injured, massage therapy could be the exact treatment your body may need. Continue reading to learn some of the many benefits a professional massage can provide.
Reduce Stress & Lower Blood Pressure
When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of cortisol which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, headaches and much more. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body enabling the body to enter a state of ultimate relaxation which can significantly enhance mood levels.
Not only can massage therapy help with stress relief, regular massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can boost energy levels, reduce pain and stimulate physical and emotional feelings. Consistent massage sessions can also help to reduce trigger sources for anxiety, tension and depression.
Regular massage therapy sessions can aid in reducing blood pressure levels reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, as well as many other health issues. Massages work to improve the lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles resulting in lower blood pressure levels and improved overall body function.
Strengthen the Body’s Immune System
As we know, regular massage sessions provide many benefits to the human body. Individuals who experience high levels of stress can be more vulnerable to illness and injury. When stress is combined with sleep disturbances and poor nutrition, the impact is directed at the body’s immune system reducing the body’s ability to naturally protect itself against infections. Massage therapy can be a great addition to any exercise program. Like regular exercise, regular massage therapy can help keep the immune system to be strong and resilient.
Promote Muscle Relaxation & Circulation
Massage therapy works to target the source of the body’s pain to help eliminate tense muscles, to increase flexibility and provide relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole. Massage also promotes circulation to injured muscles, which increases nutrients and oxygen helping to reduce stiffness and swelling in the muscles and joints. Proper circulation brings damaged and tense muscles the blood supply they need to promote healing. Massages also release endorphins which boost the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body promoting healing and calmness of the nerves.
Many people experience back, neck and muscle pain throughout their lifetime. While there are many different causes for such pain, poor posture is commonly the culprit. Chronic back pain is often the result of incorrect or poor posture while standing and/or sitting.
If you struggle with poor posture massage therapy can help get your body back into proper alignment. Improving one’s posture is one of the most beneficial and relaxing aspects of massage therapy. As part of a consistent massage therapy program, the body’s muscles are loosened and relaxed giving the joints an increase in flexibility and range of motion while relieving pressure points. The body is then able to position itself in an organic and healthy posture. Massage therapy helps to correct the positions and movements developed over time as a reaction to pain.
Signature’s Salon & Spa’s Massage Services
Signature Salon & Spa offers a variety of massage therapy services all designed to meet your body’s specific needs. When you come for one of our professional massage therapy services you’ll leave our spa feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to conquer the day. Check out our individual services below to learn the unique benefits of each.
- Signature Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy Massage
- Ultimate Signature Body Massage
- Velvet Massage: Organic
- Lymphatic Massage
- Raindrop Therapy
- Hot Stone Massage
- Reflexology Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Bamboo Massage
Improve your physical and mental well-being and make your massage therapy appointment online today!
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