How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You
Getting a massage is something that many people enjoy. There are a variety of benefits for your body to having regular massages. Massage therapy is a relaxing, safe and drug free alternative to help alleviate pain. Below we have outlined some of the benefits of massage therapy.
Helps Alleviate Pain From Sitting
Desk workers often deal with significant pain. The pain is caused by sitting in a less than ideal chair with poor posture for multiple hours daily. Advanced forms of postural stress can show up in the lower back and glutes caused by these prolonged periods of sitting. Massage counteracts the imbalances caused by sitting for extended periods of time through relieving tension in the affected areas. While a proper chair and posture will help prevent reoccurring pain, massage therapy can help you alleviate the pain you already have.
Eases Muscle Pain
Sore muscles? Massage therapy can help. Massage increases and improves circulation through strategic pressure applied to your body, helping you to relax and heal the affected area. The benefits of massage therapy have been found to be effective as a method of treatment for chronic back pain.
Helps With Anxiety and Depression
Human touch that is safe, friendly and professional, can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing. Studies have found that patients suffering from depression and anxiety were much more relaxed, happy and had reduced stress levels after massage therapy.
It Improves Sleep
Not only do benefits of massage encourage a restful sleep, it also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. Massage promotes relaxation and sleep by alleviating chronic pain causing the recipient to be in an increased state of calmness.
It Boosts Immunity
Studies have found that massage therapy boosts patients’ white blood cell count, which is an extremely important factor in defending the body from disease.
It Relieves Headaches
Next time a headache hits, consider booking a last-minute massage. Research has shown that a single session of massage therapy immediately assists in reducing perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.
If you’re interested in adding massage therapy to your wellness plan, call us today to book your appointment and start your path to better health.