The Benefits of Massage Therapy – More than a simple indulgence

Posted on By Wasserman Chiro

Many people view massage as an unnecessary indulgence, but did you know that massage is beneficial to overall health and well-being? In fact, regular massage treatments can produce numerous health-related benefits. Let’s consider some ways massage therapy promotes overall health and well-being.

Improves Aches and Pains- Regular massage loosens up the affected tissues, signaling pluripotent stem cells to the area, reducing cramping and soreness.

Alleviates Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety- Massages increase serotonin levels and encourages the body to release dopamine and oxytocin, thereby lowering anxiety and enhancing mood.

Supports the Immune System- A weak immune system makes you more susceptible to stress-related illnesses. A massage relaxes both your body and your mind, relieving you of stress that may lead to illness.

Enhances Sleep- It’s no surprise that many people suffer from sleep deprivation. This causes a domino effect because sleep deprivation upsets the body’s natural chemistry, making it more vulnerable to lowered immunity, increased inflammation, and increased sensitivity to pain. But massage therapy induces undisturbed, deeper, relaxing sleep that restores tissue throughout the night, so you can function at your very best the next morning.

Helps Soothe Headaches- Massage stimulates pressure receptors at the nape of the neck, increasing vagal activity. This enhanced activity is thought to help quiet cluster headache and migraines.

Improves Face, Scalp, and Hair Health- A face and scalp massage is a relaxing treat, but it also improves the health of your scalp, hair, and facial skin. It may even keep wrinkles at bay and promote firmer, more youthful skin. (We love this one!!)

A healthy you is a happy you. Want to learn more about the many health benefits of massage? Contact us to schedule your consultation!