Therapeutic massage is incredibly beneficial to your health - both physically as well as mentally. On the physical side of the benefits coin, massage therapy can decrease backaches, and reduce the frequency of headaches as well. By focusing on trigger points, therapeutic massage can relax muscles and reduce spasms that are often contributing to chronic pains located in the neck. And as most people know, massage therapy has been shown to reduce back pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, poor posture, or just spending day after day seated at a desk and hunched over a computer. Massage has also been shown to help mitigate the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. If you’re trying to recover from a holiday or vacation where you celebrated a little too hard with the bubbly or beer (or whichever spirit you prefer!), massage has been shown to reduce the withdrawal symptoms as you detox over the next week or so.
Massage can also improve aspects of your health that are little less visceral but still important. Massage therapy can reduce stress, boost the immune system, and improve self-esteem. Deadlines at work, projects to complete, obligations to fulfill, and schedules to maintain – all of these are regular aspects of the modern life, and they all put pressure and stress on an individual. Chronic stress builds up in your system and can lead to a disruption of sleep cycles and poorer health in general. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress through by reducing the production of hormones like cortisol that are linked to stress levels. In turn, this can help lower heart rates and reduce tension. This reduction in stress has other benefits as well. For instance, stress often impacts your immune system through a lack of sleep or influencing unhealthy eating habits. Therapeutic massage can boost your immune system by reducing stress and improving lymphatic functions. Finally, being in less pain and feeling less stressed goes a long way in making you feel like a million bucks. On top of that, the touch that comes with massage therapy stimulates the release of endorphins and other hormones that make you feel better, which improves your self esteem. With all of these benefits, both mental and physical, why put off making an appointment any longer?
Elements Massage Scottsdale Promenade 480.998.2120