Massage is known to be a pleasant and relaxing experience but also one that’s relegated to special occasions, received as gifts from others, or turned to in times of need to help speed recovery from an injury, illness, or operation.
The unfortunate side of thinking of massage as a tool for special occasions is that many individuals miss out on the opportunity to reap the benefits of regular massage sessions. When performed regularly, routine massage treatments can benefit both your mind and body. Such benefits include:
Regular massage sessions can enable a talented massage therapist to deliver ongoing attention to problem areas like old sports injuries, arthritic areas, or just ongoing stiff muscles. Think of each session as one that builds on the progress made in the previous massage.
Massage helps decrease your body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol which can hinder your immune function. The application of pressure and movement also stimulate blood and lymph circulation which can optimize your health and ability to ward off unwanted illness.
We get it, life can be stressful both on the day-to-day level and with big life occasions. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to find a coping strategy that you turn to when you feel your stress levels rise. Massage is an excellent way to nurture the mind and body connection while encouraging the release of stored tension.
If you struggle from anxiety or depression, the soothing and relaxing experience of routine massage sessions can help diminish the negative thought pattern you find yourself stuck in. Come give our studio a try and we can discover which method of massage is best for you.