Most widely known for promoting relaxation, but also aids in so much more.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest known healing traditions across numerous different cultures. The term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a variety of techniques that vary in levels of touch, movement, and pressure application to alleviate tension and pressure in muscles and ligaments of the body. Along with its physical benefits, the mind can also benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy is a great component to become a regular part of anyone’s self-care regimen.
An Overview of Massage Therapy:
When it comes to relaxation there are a handful of things we all associate with it; whether it be cozying up by a fire, a day at the spa, sleeping in on the weekend, and of course a massage! Although the immediate thought that comes from the word ‘massage’ is peaceful relaxation, massage therapy can also provide you with numerous therapeutic benefits, too. There a variety of different types of massage that range from the most commonly known basic relaxation massage, to more targeted approaches such as sports massage that can help athletes recover their overworked muscles. While your muscles receive soothing, healing pressure to release tension, chemicals called endorphins are released in the brain to evoke a sense of calm and relaxation.
What Are the Benefits?
As we’ve stated, one of the immediate benefits of massage therapy is a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. Who could say no to that? Among this benefit, massage therapy can also provide the benefits of:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved Circulation
- Lymphatic stimulation
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved skin tone
- Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Reduced anxiety and depression
What Else can Massage Therapy Help Me With?
In a time where many of us are working from home, on computers, or even just sitting more in general, our posture is most likely far from great. A poor posture can result in neck and back pain, and make it that much more difficult to relax, be active, and even sleep well. Massage therapy can help to alleviate the pain that bad posture causes, along with this massage therapy helps to release the tension in the joints and ligaments which can help prevent damage from prolonged tension. In terms of overall wellness, massage therapy encompasses the healing of the mind and body by releasing tension in the muscles, and allowing the brain to produce those feel-good chemicals that can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and depression, speed-up healing of injuries, and even aid in better sleep.
To enhance your self-care and overall wellbeing, call us today to book a massage. Allow yourself some well deserved relaxation and healing today!