Lower stress. The long-term effects of stress can certainly take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches. Routine massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can reduce pain, boost energy levels, and stimulate individuals on physical as well as emotional levels.
Improved Circulation. The long-term benefits of massage therapy are not to be underestimated. Loosening muscles and tendons allows increased blood flow throughout the body. Proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing.
Lowers Blood Pressure. Following a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking are all critical for healthy blood pressure. Massage therapy can enhance blood flow, lower blood pressure and improve overall body function.
Improves Posture. Let’s face it, sitting at a desk all day or standing on your feet, enduring hours of manual labor can cause tension in the neck and back, resulting in poor posture. Massage therapy helps muscles relax and loosen, allowing your body to position itself in a natural, pain-free posture.
Relieves Headaches. Massages on a routine basis help relax and reduce stress in the body. Massage reduces the chances of experiencing migraine attacks and tension headaches significantly by relaxing muscle spasms and trigger points. By concentrating on the neck, shoulders, and head, a massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by a migraine or tension headaches.
Improves Flexibility. Massages can stimulate the production of the body’s natural lubricants to keep flexibility at a high. By working specifically on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, massages can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury-prone.
Improve Sleep. Massage can increase serotonin levels, which can naturally assist in experiencing a good night’s sleep.
Reduces Anxiety, Depression, and Fatigue. Massage therapy has been shown to help decrease stress, eliminate depression and improve fatigue. Studies have found that the presence of depression is often triggered by active and chronic pain and that depression alone leads to muscle tension and pain which can be very painful to live with on a daily basis.
Chronic Pain Relief. Many people with chronic pain often turn to massage therapy to help improve their quality of life in a natural way. Massages can increase a person’s serotonin level, which causes the body to reduce pain naturally.