Enhance Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being
During a massage the underlying tissues (nerves, muscles, etc.) begin to relax, and experience relief from chronic pain, tension and stress. This is through a scientific and medicinal process called mechanotransduction.
Simpler said; a physical stimulus triggers a regulatory biochemical change within our bodies. This change can improve our bodies overall ability to respond to stress. Some physical stimuli used in massage therapy include stretch, shear, pressure, and vibration.
Stress, Tension and Anxiety
Muscle tension can be harmful to the body, affecting your posture and limiting your movements. Tension can also affect your energy levels. Those with chronic muscle tension tend to experience more discomfort when engaging in physical activities, tire faster, and may have long term challenges due to alterations in how they sit or stand. Therapeutic Massage targets problem areas and eases muscle and joint restriction and reduces physical tension. This can help increase your energy and allow your body to move as intended.
Stress and anxiety can make you feel tired and drained. Studies have shown that physical tension creates mental tension, as the two are linked due to the connection between the mind and body. Therapeutic Massage can help reduce stress levels and anxiety, which often leads to headaches, tight muscles, body aches and more. Each session can help you feel relaxed and improve your mood.Back to top
Chronic pain is a complicated condition affecting multiple systems in the body and requires a comprehensive approach. Massage therapy helps relieve congested areas, and many forms of acute and chronic pain. It addresses some forms of physical pain directly by reducing muscle tension. It also helps to relieve pain indirectly by releasing endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers. Many people with chronic back pain, neck pain, and etc., find that therapeutic massage is powerful enough to provide long lasting benefits.Back to top
Mood, Sleep and Relaxation
Another great thing about massages is that it helps release endorphins which is the happy and pain-killing hormone. This boosts the dopamine and serotonin levels in your body which improves your emotional well-being. You may notice feeling happier and calmer after getting a massage.
Massage therapy can help our bodies get more rest by boosting serotonin levels, as well as melatonin production. This resets one’s circadian rhythm, which helps tell your brain and body to sleep when it’s time to rest.Back to top
Good balance reduces falls and enhances mobility so you stay active. Ankle and hip flexibility are key factors to better balance.Back to top
People often experience muscle pains, backaches, neck stiffness and other issues in different parts of the body. This often leads to poor posture and having difficulty standing or sitting for a long time. Massage can help improve posture by relieving the pain and providing stress relief to all the tense muscles on your body.Back to top
Reduced Muscle Soreness
One of the main benefits of getting a massage is that sore muscles are greatly relieved. If you work out regularly, and find that your muscles are sore, then getting a massage done can soothe those muscles and give you a lot of relief.Back to top
High levels of stress can increase our risk for illness and injury, and weaken our immune system. Regular massages help in reducing stress which also boosts your immune system and enhances your body’s ability to handle stress.Back to top
A Complement to Medical Treatment
Although not a replacement for medical care, massage is a great complementary therapy for preventative and maintenance care. Massage therapy is beneficial for managing many ailments, including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Repetitive strain (carpal tunnel)
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic muscle tension
- Stress and stress related conditions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cancer symptoms
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Inflammatory conditions (arthritis, tendonitis, etc.)
- Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Strains and sprains
- Plantar fasciitis