The Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy Sessions
Oct 16, 2013
For some, massages may not be the first priority on a To-Do list. Maybe they never experienced a massage or they have, but simply are not accustomed to attending regular massage sessions. For those that do have this as a priority in their lives, think about why you continuously attend these massage sessions. Is it because they feel amazing? Did your physical therapist or personal doctor recommend regular massages? Does it change your mood?
According to the Mayo Clinic, research indicates that getting regular massage therapy sessions will help you not only feel great when you’re finished, but are also helpful for the following conditions:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Paresthesias and nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
When you feel emotionally better, you feel alert and awake. Your sleeping patterns shift back to normal and you no longer feel anxious, depressed, or chronically fatigued. Also, <a href=”http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027322970500033X”>studies</a> show that when you get massages, your level of stress decreases and you get better rest which leads to having a better chance of boosting your immune system. Another study also shows how regular massage sessions decrease menstrual pains, bloating and lessens the affects of PMS.
Parathesias or nerve pain can be very irritating; no one likes his or her arm to twitch all of a sudden. So this is where regular massage therapy sessions come in. By getting ongoing massages, you may experience better blood circulation. The pressure created by the massage will help move blood through congested areas in the body and therefore cause new blood to flow in.
Regular massage sessions will help improve muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, keeping them more fluid and less injury-prone. Keep in mind that having regular massage therapy sessions will benefit various conditions. Getting just massages doesn’t mean that you never need to stretch or eat right. If you do all three, you may decrease chances of developing future conditions.