It may not come as a surprise that many people today still view self-care activities like massage therapy as a type of indulgence reserved only for special occasions, or because a family member bought them a gift certificate last year that’s about to expire. Chances are that most haven’t been given the opportunity to learn all the positive benefits massage has not only on the body, but also what it can do for them in their daily lives. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few examples about how massage has been scientifically proven to enrich a person’s life…
One of the immediate benefits to any type of massage is how soft and healthy the skin feels afterwards. During a massage, your therapist will use an oil, lotion, or cream to warm up and work with your body. Humans are also social creatures who rely more on physical contact more than most people would realize. Massage can actually lift a person’s spirit and has been proven to reduce anxiety etc. As we approach winter, there will be many cases of cold, dry skin, so it’s the perfect time to hop on a heated massage table and get moisturized!
Assisting in Athletic Routine
A lot of athletes have massage leading up to events and after events. With that said, not running professionally doesn’t mean you aren’t an athlete as well! Exercising every day can take a toll on your body if you aren’t taking proper care of it, and massage can help promote circulation and help relieve sore or tired muscles, which leads to my last point…
Pain Relief is what most people probably associate massage with. Almost everyone lives with some sort of pain that interferes with daily life. I like to believe people don’t have to live their lives in pain. Massage comes into play, by reducing the body’s pain response given by the nervous system. Sometimes the body will confuse harmless signals as intense, chronic pain, and will unnecessarily cause agony for the person. Massage can help reduce this pain response, by relaxing your body from the surface skin all the way down to the nervous system.
I would love to help you see these benefits firsthand or to discuss other benefits that you might be able to achieve! Schedule a massage with me today and together we can help you feel more comfortable in your body.