The Health and Wellness Benefits of Massage Therapy
Have you ever felt so stressed and didn’t know what to do to relieve the tension and body aches? Well keep reading, your body is not lying when it’s telling you there’s something wrong so it might be time to get a massage and here’s why….
Massage isn’t only just a feel-good way to pamper yourself, it can also be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. When the body is stressed and tense, it produces unhealthy levels of the well-known stress hormones which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. Studies have shown that a one and a half-hour massage session can significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels. In addition, a regular massages over a prolonged period of time can boost energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate individuals on physical as well as emotional levels.
Another stress trigger can result in chronic back and neck pain, this added strain often causes spasms, pain, and tense muscles in the hips, glutes, back, neck, and legs. Massage therapy helps to relax and loosen the muscles as well as enhances the flexibility of joints. This in turn allows more fluidity of movement which also makes your muscles less susceptible to injuries. Our Trigger Point Release Therapy is specially designed to relieve symptoms of tension in the muscles. It helps improve blood circulation, releases and relaxes tender muscles, improves flexibility and releases emotional stress.
Did you know that when responding to stress, the body conserves energy by suppressing the digestive and immune systems? Circulation is increased to the heart, muscles and lungs and with chronic stress, this reaction may lead to decreased immune system activity, which increases the risk of colds, flus and immune system diseases. Our Chi Nei Tseng Therapy involves using a gentle, soft, and deep touch to the abdomen to detoxify, tonify and energize the internal organs to work more efficiently and to deal with unprocessed emotional charges.
So, the good news is a massage doesn’t just have to be an indulgent treat but it might actually be helping you stay youthful and healthy. So, listen to your body and look after yourself and maybe this week schedule a massage treatment to help reach your health goals.