5 Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy
We can all agree that massage therapy can make us feel relaxed and revived if we have had a busy day. The combination of essential oils, music and ambiance layered with the healing hands of an experienced massage therapist can take you to another planet and leave you feeling light and dreamy. You can even notice points of your body you didn’t even realise were holding tension.
We have listed below Nadi Wellness’s 5 benefits of receiving regular massage therapy.
1 – Reduce Stress
From the moment you sit down for the consultation with your Therapist in the massage room, you can start to relax. If you book a relaxation massage the Therapist is specifically trained to move slowly and rhythmically across your body. These longer strokes encourage the mind and body to settle, as you can tune into the atmospheric music and maybe eventually drift off into a calm, relaxed snooze. Massage helps to decrease stress by lowering the heart rate and increases temperature in the body and promotes relaxation. As a result the body melts into the bed and reduces overall stress.
2- Improve Circulation
Circulation of blood and energy around the body is vital for many bodily functions, including digestion, releasing tension, tight muscles from exercise and bruises for example. Improved circulation is a benefit commonly gained through massage. When circulation is poor conditions such as swelling, tightness, tension and pain can increase. During a massage, the stimulation of improved circulation occurs when friction is created between the skin and fingers.
3- Stimulate the Lymphatic system
There are two main types of circulation within the body, the circulation of lymph flow and the circulation of blood flow. The lymphatic system is part of your immune system and it has many functions. They include protecting your body from illness-causing invaders, maintaining body fluid levels, absorbing digestive tract fats and removing cellular waste. Through massage the lymphatic system and fluid is stimulated and as a result can support a healthy immune system.
4- Improve skin tone
If you choose to upgrade and include a facial in with your treatments, you will also receive benefits to your skin and skin tone. Massaging our face promotes oxygen and blood flow in our skin. Not only does this result in reducing puffiness, it also creates a brighter skin tone and appearance overall.
5 – Reduce muscle pain and body tension
Whether you choose to book a relaxation style of massage, deeper tissue or a combination of styles you are sure to leave feeling like you are floating. As a great side effect, regular massage can help us sleep! Many people who are stressed notice a decreased ability to get a restful night’s sleep. As massage promotes relaxation, it helps encourage a better sleep state. And while it can help those struggling to actually fall asleep, it can also help promote a better sleep. Sleep and stress relief can particularly be aided by aromatherapy massage as essential oils encourage restful sleep.
Massage also helps to produce serotonin which is the precursor to the body producing melatonin. This helps the brain to prepare an individual for sleep. By helping the body to produce serotonin, massage helps improve the likelihood of falling asleep and staying asleep.