Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. A good massage therapist can accelerate the healing process after an injury, but the health and wellness benefits go well beyond the bounds of pain management.
Research says that massage has a profound impact on the immune system, can improve mental health, aid physical fitness and much more!
Benefits of Massage Therapy
increase blood flow and circulation
flush toxins out of muscles
relax tight muscles
increase range of motion
reduce pain levels
Along with the physical benefits of massage, there is an underlying psychological benefit with the increased production of dopamine and cortisol, both of which are the feel-good hormones of the body.
Massage Therapy is Proven to Help:
1. Control stress:
The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.
2. Increase immunity:
Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural "killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.
3. Boost mental health and wellness:
Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.
4. Manage pain:
Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Research shows massage can help low-back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more.
5. Improve physical fitness:
Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.
Our bodies communicate with us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen.-Shakti Gawain