3 Benefits of Massage

Massages have more benefits than just relaxation...although that's a big perk!

Who wouldn’t want an excuse to get a babysitter and spend the afternoon getting a relaxing massage. Whether you suffer from chronic back pain or just simply need an excuse to get some rest and relaxation with some friends, massage is actually more than just a treat. From stress relief to insomnia,  these are 3 health benefits of massage that you won’t want to pass up.

  1. Stress Relief

Between work, a social life, and family, life can be beyond stressful. And that stress can display itself by physically lashing out on your body through things such as back pain and headaches. If life has you feeling a little too stressed out, it might be time to schedule a massage.

Massage has been scientifically linked to relieve tension headaches by eliminating neck pain— not to mention the overall complete body relaxation that exudes after get an hour long massage. During massage, the body increases levels of oxytocin and seratonin, which result in lowered stress. By getting a few massages a month, you can lower your stress and your headaches.

  1. Strong Immune System

Stress, being exposed to sick children, a lack of sleep, and too many trips through the drive-thru can leave your immune system down and out. Did you know that massage can actually help to strengthen your immune system? Clinical studies have shown that through regular massage, stress is lowered, and the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity is increased, leaving you with an overall improved immune system.

  1. Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people on a nightly basis. Due to the lack of sleep, your immune health can suffer, your work productivity, and your overall health can really take a dive.

Through massages naturally soothing nature, and with the combination of essential massage oils like lavendar, your body will be able to finally relax, which can help you catch up on some much needed Z’s.

To learn more about the health benefits of massage or to schedule an appointment, contact one of our massage professionals today!