Regular massages for preventative care
Just like exercise, massage benefits are typically cumulative. Most individuals will get some benefits from even a single massage, however, you will see the real differences when you receive a massage regularly. If you have chronic tension/pain, insomnia, stress or any other numerous conditions, massage can help.
A good example would be an individual with neck/shoulder tension from working on a computer for long periods of time. One massage may help to relieve those symptoms. However, if you go back to working on that computer again, the symptoms are likely to return. If you are receiving massages regularly, the symptoms will most likely be less intense, more manageable and, in some cases, may go away completely. It’s the consistency in receiving massage where you will see the most benefits. - Lisa Cordia
To summarize, regular monthly massages can be considered more of a wellness plan of care instead of a luxury. Self-care is something that is vital to our mental well being and overall health. The continual tension of our muscles in the fight-or-flight mode can have a negative affects on your immune system. When you incorporate regular massages they help to keep your stress to a minimum, help with pain management and provide an overall sense of well-being. - Pamela Young
Massage therapy for mental health
Massage Therapy can benefit us both physically and mentally. Most people are aware of the many benefits massage can have on our physical health, but massage can be just as beneficial and supportive for our mental health. Numerous studies have shown that massage therapy can help with anxiety, relieve stress, and can be used as an additional treatment option for depression and seasonal affective disorder. -Lisa Cordia
Massage not only provides relaxation to the tight muscles in our bodies but it also provides improvement in our moods by reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and increases serotonin and oxytocin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in stabilizing your mood and promoting sleep, while oxytocin, dubbed the "love hormone," has anti-anxiety effects and promotes feelings of relaxation. - Pamela Young
Disclaimer: massage therapy is not a replacement for mental health therapy. It is, however, a wonderful supplement to mental health therapy.
Massage is more than a relaxation tool
Massage has so many benefits! It can help with muscle tension, relaxation, mood and mental health. It can help prevent and manage headaches and migraines. Massage can minimize high blood pressure, improve sleep and strengthen the immune system.
One of the most fascinating aspects I (Lisa Cordia) have discovered about massage is how our mind, body and spirit are so connected. I can work on one part of the body and the client may find relief for a symptom on a completely different area of the body. It’s so important to look at all aspects of mind, body and spirit when addressing symptoms related to body tension.
There are many benefits of massage but the ones that many may not know about include improvement in your sleep, enhance exercise performance, decrease migraine frequency and increase range of motion. - Pamela Young
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