The 6 secrect benefits of massage
When some people think of massages, all they can imagine are dollars leaving their wallets and how they find them to be unnecessary. They just think it’s for de-stressing and relaxing; they can just de-stress and relax in a long, hot shower, right? Yeah…but there are tons of SECRET benefits that come with massage therapy as well.
1. Massage Boosts Self-esteem
Massage therapy is so much more than “just a luxury.” It boosts your self-esteem and mental wellness by activating your “feel good” neurotransmitters. Tension and sadness is then released, causing you to have a more positive outlook on things.
2. Boosts the Immune System
If anyone hates being sick, it’s me. Don’t you hate when you’re sick and look out the window to see the beautiful sun out; it just kills to stay inside. Well, good news! Massage therapy boosts your immune system! While you’re relaxing, your massage is increasing the white blood cell activity levels in your body which fight off viruses and diseases. In other words, you’re saving yourself time, money, and visits to the doctor by getting a massage. Need we say more?
3. Regular Massage Therapy Can Reduce Cellulite
We don’t know a single person that enjoys cellulite, especially in our very image-focused society. I’ll let you in on a little secret: deep tissue massage helps reduce cellulite! Not only is this inexpensive and natural, it also doesn’t have the side effects one might experience with other types of cellulite treatment! Not only that, but facial massages can also keep you looking young. Massage stimulates blood flow-plumping your skin, adding vitality, and activates lymphatic draining.
4. Massage Can Help You Sleep
The average person is supposed to get 8 hours of sleep a night. I’m sure I’m not the only one here that does NOT get 8 hours. Massage therapy has been proven to improve deep sleep in not only adults, but infants as well. Massage also releases serotonin (your body’s anti-pain chemical) which not only helps with any pain you may be feeling in your body, but helps you fall into a deeper sleep.
5. Helps Your Heart
Life is stressful; we have bills to pay, schedules to juggle, and deadlines to meet! Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the US. Blood pressure is a major contributor to heart disease and massage therapy has been proven to lower blood pressure. It reduces stress not only physically, but also mentally. So, what we’re basically saying is massage therapy saves lives. That’s right, your massage therapist is a real-life superhero!
6. Relieves Migraines
Massage is a great way to reduce stress and relieve tension. It especially helps with tightness of tender muscles, such as those in the back of the head, neck, and shoulders, and it boosts blood flow in those areas.
However, massage can only do so much on its own! Tabitha – our in-house “unicorn” who started her career as a massage therapist before becoming a personal trainer recommends incorporating massage as a part of your fitness routine. She became a personal trainer and nutritionist when she realized that massage was effective with a balanced diet and exercise and the treatments last longer.
If you’re interested in incorporating massage into your fitness routine, then sign up for our ncognito Body membership package to receive one massage a month plus membership pricing on all other massages you book with us!