Is Massage Relaxation or Healthcare?
Elements Massage South Mesa Dec 10, 2015
It’s a common question and one that we receive frequent inquiries on. In our opinion, massage is a hybrid of both relaxation and healthcare. Since it doesn’t fit neatly into either category, as it defies the pigeonholes innate in language, the restorative art of massage can be either or both. Part of the misconception that it has to be one or the other is because relaxation is relegated to a free-time or hobby like activity when in fact, relaxation has more to do with achieving relief from aches and pains, reducing stress, and is known to be a powerful tool to enhance you health and wellness.
There are a number of concrete health benefits that are attributed directly to relaxation and massage including those that affect your overall lifestyle including:
- Improved energy levels
- Wards off exhaustion and fatigue
- Boosts confidence
- Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
- Boosts blood flow
- Increases lymph function
- Elevates mood
As part of a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing, massage and its associated relaxation techniques can enhance your general wellness. When combined with an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits, and a practice of good self-care, massage performs as both relaxation and healthcare and here is where it stops being a luxury item and starts making sense.