Most people know that having a massage is good for them in some way and even a pleasurable experience but what about the health benefits?
Massage therapy is now a mainstream treatment for a variety of health conditions with long term studies indicating that there are some positive benefits when treatments are used regularly. Here are just some of the health benefits of a massage…
A massage relaxes the whole body
Stress hormones can cause all sorts of problems in the body with cortisol being a particular problem for those people who have stressful lifestyles. Massage therapy can help reduce cortisol levels in the body.
Boosts energy levels
Having regular massages can stimulate the body on both a physical and emotional level.
Lowers blood pressure
Studies have shown that regular massages can reduce blood pressure which in turn can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Massages target the muscles in the body to improve flexibility and ease painful muscular problems. A massage also helps improve circulation which leads to faster healing and recovery from strenuous activities.
Massages help improve posture
Bad posture can lead to all kinds of pain and ailments and it can also makes us appear older than we are therefore anything that helps with posture has positive health benefits and this includes massages.