Feeling stressed after a long day of work? Head to the nearest spa and opt for a massage therapy. Here are some of its benefits.
Going in for a body massage helps relieve pain by healing damaged muscle tissues. It improves blood circulation leading to increased supply of oxygen and other nutrients to the muscles.
Improves Your Mental Alertness
When you relax your body gets more rest too. This allows it to freshen up and come back stronger and ready to work with vigor. Massage has a relaxing tendency, especially the Swedish massage therapy. This in turn helps to improve your overall mental alertness and body efficiency.
It’s no secret that massage can relax you and make you feel good mentally. But did you know that it may even help treat anxiety and depression? According to a review by the Touch Research Institute at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, massage is able to lower the body’s level of cortisol, a stress hormone, by as much as 53 percent. Massage also appears to increase the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.
For a glowing skin
If you are attending a wedding, make sure you head for a massage prior to the function. Spa therapies like facials and body polishes uses gentle exfoliation techniques to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth which gives you healthy, glowing skin.
Saves Your From Pain in Pregnancy
Pregnancy comes with so much discomfort. Apart from a growing ramp that you are not used to, there is the pain on the back, legs, joints, and ankles. Such pains can be addressed by proper massage therapy including deep tissue massage and pregnancy massage
It boosts immunity
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease). Additionally, it also “improves immune function for individuals with HIV,” says de Miranda.
Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. Often, migraines are triggered or exacerbated by stress and poor sleep. In a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that participants who received massages had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than participants who didn’t. Effects even lasted up to three weeks after therapy ended. Massage therapy can help relieve headaches if you suffer from them.
Body wraps and anti-aging facials firm up loose skin and treat the unsightly appearance of cellulite, revealing younger-looking skin.
Improves Your Flexibility
Massage improves joints mobility. Stiffening joints that could be caused by lack of exercise and health problems such as rheumatic arthritis can be easily managed by massage. Massage therapy stimulates the body to produce natural lubricants for the joints that helps the body to stay in good shape always.
A massage therapy can help reduce your fatigue by eliminating blockages in the body’s meridians or invisible energy lines. It also helps to increase mental alertness.