Physical and Mental Health and the Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can help to improve one’s overall physical and mental health by not only relaxing tight muscles and increasing circulation, but the relaxation effect of human touch reportedly lowers heart rate, helps decrease blood pressure and lowers feelings of anxiety and stress.
Here are just a few of the ways we believe that regular massage therapy helps both your physical and mental health:
How can massage therapy help my physical body?
- Relieves stress and aids in relaxation
- Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and pain. Massage reduces these symptoms by stimulating the release of endorphins
- Improves the healing time of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; as well as reducing pain, swelling, and the formation of scar tissue
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Improves the circulation of blood
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension headaches
- Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin
How can massage therapy help me from a psychological perspective?
- Massage promotes calm thinking by relaxing the mind and the body; which can lead to a better and deeper sleep and in turn, getting a great sleep can help to reduce feelings of irritability, anger, anxiety and fatigue.
- Massage can help help to quiet the mind and allowing you to enter a state of total relaxation.
- Massage reportedly reduces stress and anxiety by helping to produce endorphins such as serotonin and dopamine which are the “feel good” endorphins.
Stress, Anxiety and the aches and pains of daily living can have a huge impact on our mind-body connection (what goes on in the mind is always reflected in some way in the body) so start to make a positive mind-body connection by booking a regular massage.