In addition to being an enjoyable experience, massage offers a multitude of health benefits for both body & mind.
Firstly, massage helps people relax and spend more time in restorative, deep sleep. It supplements regular injury treatments by helping the body pump oxygen into tissue and vital organs. Massage also lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, by an average of 31 percent. And when cortisol levels decline, serotonin (contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness) levels increase. Research has shown serotonin levels to increase on average 28 percent after massage therapy.
Massage can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in feelings or anxiety & depression.
A stronger immune system. Many studies have also shown that regular massage helps to keep the immune system strong and resistant from disease.
Lymph is naturally moved through the body through exercise which milks the muscles and helps to rinse toxins and impurities from the body. The lymphatic system is the first responder to infections and diseases. The smoother it runs, the less likely you are to become vulnerable to disease and disorders. Massage has been noted to increase lymph circulation; improved blood flow and decrease blood pressure.
If you’ve ever dozed off on a massage table, you don’t need to be convinced that a massage can promote healthy sleep. It has also been said that one hour of effective massage can equal up to 4 hours of rest.
Flexibility is another area that can be positively influenced by massage therapy. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.
Respiratory issues, such as allergies, sinus problems, asthma and bronchitis, are one group of conditions that can similarly benefit from massage therapy, as patients report better and easier breathing as a result of therapy.
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