MASSAGE THERAPY BENEFITS
Massage therapy incorporates a wide range of techniques and treatments that are arguably one of the oldest forms of healing.
Each type of massage therapy comes with its own unique benefits. Some you may be familiar with, and others you may be surprised to learn.
Massage therapy is centred on reducing muscle tension to an even tone for each area to ensure a balanced and holistic treatment of the body. The mind and the body are intrinsically linked, and when the body is healthy, your mental health can easily follow suit. Massage therapy is focused on both aspects of your wellbeing!
Massage therapy is a proven treatment for muscle-related injuries, and injuries that have resulted in muscle aggravation. Injuries aren’t always caused by accidents. Often, ailments such as chronic lower back pain from sitting down all day are forgotten until they cause serious problems. Other injuries such as sports injuries, repetitive strain, soft tissue injuries, muscle tears and even post-operative muscle damage and atrophy can be treated with massage therapy.
Mobility and Circulation
There are many reasons people lose mobility and gain stiffness in their bodies that can range from accidents and surgeries to disabilities and age-related illness. By manipulating and stimulating the muscles, massage therapy can increase mobility, flexibility, promote better circulation throughout your body which in turn helps to increase movement.
Psychological stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems take a heavy toll on your physical health over time. These conditions can alter the body by raising your blood pressure and heart rate, as well as cause prolonged tension in your muscles causing pain, spasms, and other complications. Massage therapy has been proven to promote mental health and relieve associated complications by reducing physical stress on the body, increasing circulation and promoting a healthy immune system.
Good Nutrition and Exercise
It’s no secret that fuelling your body with a healthy balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates from wholesome and nutritious food will promote a healthy body and mind. Combined with regular exercise, your body will be thanking you daily.
Adding massage therapy to this group makes the perfect combination. Keeping your muscles in peak condition helps to prevent injury, promote healthy circulation, balances the physical and mental, and allows your body to perform at its optimum level.