What if the way to feel happier, improve your sleep AND nail your workouts is right at your fingertips? Or in this case, someone else’s…
Research shows that you can reap benefits from even a single massage – and as little as 15-minutes can boost your well-being! And the best part is, the effect is cumulative so make sure you plan regular visits!
Read on for 7 of our favourite benefits of massage:
- Help prevent sickness
Feeling under the weather? Body Massage treatments help to increase white blood cells, which serve as your body’s primary defense against infection.
- Decrease muscle inflammation & pain
Feeling sore after your run or suffering from a chronic injury? Massage acts as a natural painkiller by decreasing cortisol and increasing serotonin.
It may even decrease muscle inflammation by increasing the flow of master cells that produce the tissues or cells your body needs to repair to the inflamed area.
- Overcome sleeplessness
Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? A massage will boost your serotonin, helping you get those longed for ZZZs!
- Melt away stress and anxiety
The series of strokes in a massage treatment help decrease your cortisol and increase your serotonin and dopamine, a formula for some seriously calm vibes. Some data suggests it might even help with depression.
- Stimulate your brain
According to a recent study, even a 15-minute chair massage changed the brain waves in the direction of heightened alertness. Study participants were even able to perform math computations twice as fast and with twice the accuracy! Can lying on a table in the dark turn you into a genius? It’s worth testing!
- Increase your range of motion
Struggling with your flexibility? Massage will loosen up your muscles and increases circulation, which in turn helps pump oxygen to joints. The perfect recipe to nail your next yoga routine!
- Get relief from headaches
Ask your therapist to focus on your neck. By stimulating pressure receptors at the nape of the neck, which in turn stimulates the vagus nerve, this type of massage calms cluster headaches and migraines.
Ready to reap the many benefits a massage treatment can do for you? Why not schedule an appointment today!