Massage Benefits Everyone
John L. Pantera Dec 19, 2012
Almost everyone can benefit from a regularly-scheduled massage. Even if you’re not currently experiencing pain or mobility challenges that keep you from running, biking, or other physical activities, massage can provide just the amount of relief you need to stay calm in hectic surroundings. Think about how that can improve your general attitude and outlook on your life and the lives of those around you.
For most individuals, aches and pains don’t exactly develop overnight. Pain most often surfaces as a result of things you do over an extended period of time, like working a desk job; it’s likely to reoccur simply due to the routine of everyday life and the toll that it takes on your body. Massage helps you keep on top of your health rather than playing catch-up all the time.
The Stress Factor
It’s inevitable; stressful situations are a large part of our lives and we cannot control whether they happen or not. You can attempt to remedy the situation with stress management techniques like meditation, but it’s still quite challenging to completely prevent the natural chemical reactions that stress triggers in your body.
There are, however, ways to manage or combat the lasting affects on your health by finding ways to detox that stress on a normal basis. Regular massage helps your body sustain its stress resilience mechanisms and keeps stress hormones in balance, in turn reducing the risk of health conditions and illnesses such as high blood pressure, insomnia and obesity.
Therapeutic massage can become a part of a regular stress management program. Making this is a priority can help you maintain a healthy weight, sleep better, and even alleviate depression in certain situations.