What happens when you get a massage?

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, however there are a number of additional physiological changes that occur and contribute to the overall feeling of relaxation we experience during and post-massage.  Additional benefits are:

Pain relief.

the release of endorphins, which are the body’s feel-good hormones, offers pain relief to the body.

Improves circulation.

Massage improves the circulation of blood in the body and that means an improved supply of nutrients to individual cells of the body, and also improved transport of waste materials from these cells. Moreover, improved circulation promotes clearer, softer and healthier skin as the skin cells become more nourished with nutrients and oxygen.

Improves lymphatic system.

When your lymphatic system is healthy, you are less susceptible to various illnesses, plus your body has a heightened ability to heal itself.

Relieves inflammatory conditions and promotes flexibility.

Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis and bursitis can be treated using massage to loosen and relax muscles. Frequent massage increases flexibility in the joints and improves a wider range of movements.

Relieves stress

. The body is more capable of healing itself when stress levels are low. It also lowers blood pressure, allows the body to breathe more properly and lessens feelings of anxiety. A side benefit is that massage fulfills the body’s need for touch. Regular massage improves emotional well-being by making the person feel nurtured. This lowers stress levels and feelings of anxiety.

Improves concentration.

Massage makes one feel relaxed and calm, which promotes focus and concentration. This, in turn, helps the mind to be more creative and productive.

Promotes better sleep.

A lot of people suffer from anxiety, depression or some other issue that deprives them of regular sleep. Regular massage sessions can relax the mind and the body, which can often be the first step to getting the body ready to shut down for the night.

There are many health and wellness benefits associated with massage, and by regularly taking time out to make time for massage, whether it be a facial massage or full body, you can keep your mind, body, and skin in top condition.

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