Benefits of Massage Therapy
It is known that having a massage after a week of hard work is the best way to relax. Not only does it loosen up our overworked muscles, it also soothes us emotionally that eventually promotes a holistic living.
However, more than just body relaxation, studies show that massages have other significant health benefits.
Here’s why you need to visit your favorite spa more often:
- Improves body posture
Most of us have bad posture while working, especially those who sit all day in front of computer. Slouching, or bending forward does more stress to your neck and back more than you actually think. By hunching forward, the body posture is misaligned bringing more stress to your neck and back.
A massage can loosen up sore muscles and relieve pain caused by slouching while allowing the body to return to its correct and normal posture.
- Improves blood circulation
If done in a regular basis, massage therapy can improve circulation of blood with the pressure that is applied to it, consequently allowing the blood to pass through congested areas. A good blood flow reduces the possibility of distress such as fatigue.
- Lowers blood pressure
Regular massage therapy also contributes to a person’s health by lowering the blood pressure. Low blood pressure decreases the risk of having a heart disease or stroke is lessened.
- Strengthens Immune System
Studies have shown that regular massage programs help increase the immune system’s activity level of killer cells that rejects virally infected cells. Strengthening the immune system helps resist infiltration of bacteria and infections into the body.
- Relieves headaches
Massage treatments that are performed on a regular basis relieves headaches simply because massages relives stress. When the body is relaxed, it eliminates the risk of stress-induced headaches or migraines. It also helps ease sleep disturbances.