BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
When the body is under strain and stress, it can produce high levels of cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive issues, and headaches. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body.
Not only can massage therapy help with stress relief, but regular massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can boost energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate physical and mental well-being.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Regular massage therapy sessions have been found to reduce blood pressure levels. In fact, some long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage program can reduce both systolic (upper number) and diastolic (lower number) blood pressure.
PROMOTES MUSCLE RELAXATION
We use massage therapy to target the source of the body’s pain via eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole.
HELPS IMPROVE CIRCULATION
The long-term benefits of massage therapy are not to be underestimated. Improved circulation is part of a snowball effect that occurs in the body as a result of receiving regular massage therapy on a consistent basis. Proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the blood supply they need to promote health, healing and well-being.
Chronic back pain, which is the number one reason for missed work days and second most common cause of disability, is often the result of incorrect or poor posture while standing and/or sitting. Massage therapy can help get the body back into proper alignment. In fact, improving one’s posture can be one of the most beneficial and relaxing aspects of massage therapy. Massage allows the body to relax and loosen the muscles made tense and sore via bad posture. In turn, this allows the body to position itself in its organic and pain-free posture.