What makes a massage good for my long-term health?
Since we are all affected by stress, a good massage can do wonders for your body! We know that after a massage, you feel great, but did you know that massages have tangible health benefits, too?
Relaxation and Stress Relief- Stress has many forms, whether it be trying to balance a hectic schedule, commuting during rush hour, or the adrenaline rush that kicks in before an important meeting. Even when experiencing moderate amounts of stress on a regular basis, your body needs a break! All the stress adds up over time, which is why it’s so important to make sure that you take care of your body before you start to feel stress pains.
Increased Flexibility- Muscles are only as flexible as you allow them to be. If you are not spending much time being active, their flexibility decreases significantly. With the help of regular massages, you can increase blood flow to your muscles, which gives them room to relax, loosen, and expand.
Improved Circulation- Anyone who struggles with issues like pains and aches in the muscles due to poor circulation should take note that regular massages will be your saving grace! As the massage therapist puts pressure on each muscle, blood flow is circulated through the congested areas. If massages are a part of your regular wellness routine, you can expect a decrease in symptoms for poor circulation.
Heightened Body Awareness- One of the most well-known benefits of massages is the ability to fully relax your body. A lesser-known fact is that when you are in such a state of relaxation, you become more aware of hidden tensions and aches in your body that you would not have otherwise noticed. Focusing inward can also give you perspective on the stressful situations happening in your life and how you should respond to them.
Reduce Chronic Pain- There is a solution for people who suffer from chronic pain! Studies show that with multiple types of chronic illnesses, massages offer a natural way to manage pain. During a massage, the brain releases serotonin, which is a natural chemical that improves your mood. This lowers anxiety and gives the client a better quality of life, which in turn, has additional benefits such as improvements in sleep conditions.
Regular massages are no longer considered a luxury! In order to reap the benefits above, including massages in your wellness routine is a must. At Total Body Affinity, we have a wide variety of massages for any stage in life so that you can look and feel your best all the time.
Deep Tissue Massage: This highly intense and therapeutic massage gives special attention to those individuals wanting a more detailed massage to work on specific muscle groups. This massage is customized to your particular needs to help realign the body and restore freedom of movement. Click here to schedule your appointment.