Many go to a spa mainly to relax or find relief from stiff shoulder or tensed muscle. However, there is much more to it than just rubbing your back and easing all the muscle pain. There are other benefits a massage therapy can give. Most are intangible but you know it’s there. I can sense now that you are nodding.
Don’t you feel great when you get more than you expect for? We listed down some of the surprising benefits of massage therapy Edmonton. Let us know if you think the same.
Boost Mental Acuity
When you are having a massage, you are physically and mentally at rest. Massage therapy Edmonton can boost your mental acuity and makes you feel more focused and attentive. This also helps you become more productive at the office.
In addition, it boosts your mood and self-esteem. Rewarding yourself of a relaxing and pain-free feeling creates a sense of self-worth. When you leave the massage table, it feels like you can solve any challenges that will come your way. That is your “happy hormones” talking.
Massage releases several the natural hormones of the body including endorphins that block pain. This makes you feel happy and satisfied thus a clearer perspective on things.
Most of the time we fall asleep during a massage session. Though it is only a 60-minute session, you feel well rested and energized as ever.
While your muscles are at ease, your brain decreases the level of cortisol which is the stress hormone. At the same time, it increases the levels of oxytocin and serotonin which act as mood relaxant thus, you feel stress-free and happier. Serotonin boosts your mood and makes you more sociable. Lack of it could cause depression and irritability. Massage also increases the levels of dopamine which is also considered a “happy hormone.”
A massage therapy aids in improving your digestive system. It stimulates the natural movement of the digestive tract to relieve some problems in breaking down food such as constipation. In addition, full body massage can enhance nutrients absorption by inducing the release of digestive hormones.
Do you suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ) due to teeth grinding? Typically, TMJ is the result of inflamed chewing muscles around the jaw. The pain is linked to too much chewing, imperfect bite, and tooth grinding caused by stress. Fortunately, massage can help address TMJ.
Eases Symptoms of PMS
Women tend to be irritable when they are suffering from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Irritability and other symptoms like headaches, weight gain, and anxiety can be improved with a routine visit to your massage therapy Edmonton.
Stress can cause a lot of skin problems. A facial massage can help reduce facial swelling and improves skin elasticity.
A body massage, on the other hand, can improve circulation throughout the body. Proper circulation means better oxygen and nutrients flow throughout the body. It also helps in detoxifying the body from certain toxin and metabolic wastes. All of these aid in making your skin looks healthier and radiantly glowing.
Book your massage therapy Edmonton now and let us know what you observe after your session. We would love to hear from you.