It’s a well-known fact that people with high levels of stress are more likely to get sick more often. This stress often leads to a myriad of other negative side effects such as lack of sleep, a bad diet and a weakened immune system. Regular massage sessions help alleviate stress and, as a result, have been proven to naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity – aka its ability to fight off bacteria and infection.
2. Pain Relief and Natural Painkiller
Stiff, tense muscles in the shoulders, neck, and back often result in debilitating pain that can make even the most mundane tasks challenging. Massages manipulate the muscle to keep them loose and release built-up toxins. They’re used in a variety of pain therapies, including treatment for fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint, and myofascial pain. Massages also promote healthy circulation to increase bodily wellness.
3. Mental Health Management and Stress Relief
Relaxing on the massage table as the therapist works tight muscles provides the deep relaxation and stress relief everyone needs. To-do lists, unfinished emails, upcoming events, and everything else contributing to a hectic schedule melts away during massage therapy sessions. It also releases feel-good brain chemicals that help maintain a positive mindset, which is beneficial to those suffering from depression or stress-related insomnia.
4. Injury Improvement
Massage therapy is used to improve a range of injuries, including soft tissue strains and sports injuries. It’s often recommended as a complement to sports injury treatment plans and chiropractic care to keep the muscles healthy and stop toxins from building up and slowing recovery time.