I love a good massage and we all know that it can help you relax. However, massage therapy is useful for much more than that. Massage can be a powerful aid in your healthcare regime. Here are just some of the wonderful benefits of massage.
Decreases anxiety and depression.
Many diseases are related to stress. Stress ages us internally and externally. It can affect our sleep quality and cause fatigue. Through massage therapy we can, without a doubt, eliminate anxiety and help manage our stress. This is turn will improve our sleep quality, give us greater energy, improve circulation and reduce fatigue.
Eases muscle pain
Massage can work wonders to relieve muscle pain. It can alleviate lower back pain and improve mobility. Athletes or those who exercise regularly find it very effective in helping to recover from strenuous workout. It helps overused muscles to soften and relax.
Many expectant mothers find reflexology extremely relaxing and useful throughout their pregnancy. The aim is to bring balance and harmony within the body. Some mums may use it to try and bring on labour. However, in line with balancing the body, if it is not the right time then the baby will not budge. Reflexology will make sure your body is in its best condition to deal with labour. If nothing else a lovely foot massage can give glorious relief to tired swollen feet.
Counteracts bad posture
Many jobs involve prolonged sitting at a desk. This undoubtedly leads to postural stress, causing all kind of aches and pains in our lower back, shoulders and neck. Luckily, by having regular massage it can help counteract the imbalance caused by sitting for long periods of time.
Migraines can be caused by a number of things. Typical contributors can be stress, diet, hormonal or strong scents like perfumes. Migraines can be extremely painful and lead suffers to be stuck in bed in a dark room for fear of the splitting pain to strike. It can be accompanied by nausea as well as light sensitivity. Massage therapy can help relieve migraine and headaches. Massage is thought to help relieve the pain by releasing serotonin. It may also block pain signals which are sent to the brain, helping to prevent migraines.
We all suffer from sleepless nights from time to time. Whether it be due to stress, hormonal or schedule changes or chronic pain, it can be very frustrating watching the hours tick by whilst worrying about the coming day knowing you haven’t had enough sleep. It can lead to insomnia and increase depression. Many people seek prescription medication for relief. However, they aren’t always effective and can have many side effects. Massage therapy is a more natural remedy which can make a significant difference. Regular insomnia massage therapy not only reduces anxiety, but increases relaxation and helps to restore your natural sleep pattern. Serotonin is released within the body which is the body’s natural production of anti-pain chemicals. It can be very effective in increasing deep sleep.
So as you can see a massage can do you a world of good. Frequent massage treatments can be even more beneficial. Budgeting in a bit of time and money for a massage is a true investment in your health. I see massage therapy as a necessary part of my health care regime and have not looked back since introducing massage into my personal wellness plan.
Bodilight offers a wide range of massage therapies. These include a relaxing aromatherapy massage, reflexology, sport massage and much more. Please see our website details for all the massages on offer. Our practitioner will happily help establish the massage which best suits your needs.