When you are having a stressful week getting a massage can be just the stress relief that you need to help you relax. For those of you who have had a massage you can likely understand the truthfulness of that statement. You may be surprised to find out that there are more benefits to getting a massage than just the stress release that comes with it though. There are so many benefits that come with getting regular massages!
Massage for Pain Relief
There are thousands of people that live with extreme pain every day of their life. Pain management specialists can prescribe pain medication that helps with the pain. Many people do not love the amount of medication that they have to take to keep their pain under control. Getting regular massages can help you reduce the amount of pain medication you will need to take. Regular massages will help loosen stiff muscles and problem areas, increase your blood circulation, and relieving pain from injuries and health conditions.
Emotional & Mental Health Benefits
In addition to helping manage pain regular massages can also help with your mental health. Millions of people in the world suffer from anxiety and depression. Studies show that people who suffer from anxiety and depression see a decrease in their symptoms when they get regular massages. This is likely because a massage reduces the cortisol level in your body by over 50%. Cortisol is the hormone that will cause stress in your body. In addition to releasing cortisol from your body it increases dopamine and serotonin levels in your body. Your body releases dopamine and serotonin when you are happy or relaxed. If you can be happy and relaxed more often your depression and anxiety will decrease.
Massage to Get Rid of Headache
Regular massages can also help those that suffer from frequent headaches and migraines. Many times stress and a lack of sleep are the cause of these headaches. Studies have shown that people who get regular full body massages are able to sleep better. Many times the increase in sleep will result in a decrease in the amount of headaches that people experience.
Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System
Your immune system will also thank you for getting regular massages. As stated above, getting a massage helps reduce stress. The less stressed out that you are the better your immune system will function. Some people with auto-immune disorders also find that regular massages help decrease the symptoms that they experience on a daily basis.
Massage for Flexibility
Improved flexibility is also a benefit of regular massages. May athletes and dancers get regular massages in an attempt to improve their level of flexibility. You do not have to be an athlete or dancer to benefit from increasing your range of motion. Having an increased range of motion can help your body slow down the progression of old age.
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If you think that any of these benefits would help you improve your daily quality of life you should really consider getting a massage regularly. Here at The Skin and Body Refinery we offer many different types of massages. Everyone prefers a different type of massage. Come and experiment with what type of massage would be the best for you!