The Top Benefits of Massage
We live in a very hectic and fast paced world these days. Stress from work and family life, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a body that struggles to run optimally.
Massage plays a very important role in helping you maintain your greatest asset in your life – That’s right your health.
More than just feeling relaxed, massage has scientifically researched real world benefits. Here are some of the main benefits from having regular massages.
The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.
Often, stress tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck. This pain has been linked to psychological distress and the context of the injury – the brain feels threatened and amplifies normal pain signals. Desk workers, beware! More advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals each day results in a locked neck in the morning (known to medicos as an acute wry neck); a response commonly exaggerated and partly unnecessary.
Increase immune function
Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.
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.
Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.
Improve physical fitness
Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy-massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.
If you’ve ever dozed off on a massage table, you don’t need to be convinced that a massage can promote healthy sleep. Massage effects delta waves; brain waves connected to deep sleep to reach a deeper REM.
When you have a massage, it is not a luxury item. It is essential in looking after your greatest asset, You.
Call today on 5438 9111 and get some maintenance.