7 Ways Massage Improves Your Overall Health & Wellbeing
Massages feel good, and another great benefit is that they can improve your overall health too. I’m here to share some of the benefits a massage can have on your health, and put you on the right path to a better you.
Reduces Muscle Tension
Muscle tension can come from exercising, having poor posture or just from the general daily challenges of life. A great massage can help to relieve some of this tension in your muscles, which in turn will take some of the tension out of your life. Not only will your muscles feel great afterwards, this tension release can elevate your mood too.
Easing Muscle Pain
Muscle pain is common in many people. But, instead of reaching for that bottle of painkillers - why not book a massage as an alternative? Massaging the muscles that are causing you pain, is a completely natural and safe way of reducing the amount of discomfort you are experiencing.
Improved Quality of Sleep
Built up tension interferes with our body’s ability to get in a good night’s sleep. Receiving a massage can reduce the amount of stress hormones in the body and improve relaxation in the body, therefore allowing us to get a better quality of rest during the night.
Stress is a big part of our daily lives, and too much of it can cause a whole host of health problems. Not only can your outlook change emotionally if you are too stressed, it can also affect you physically and behaviourally as well. Getting a massage can bring the chemistry of your body back into balance so that stress is relieved in the most natural way.
Better Joint Mobility
Joints quickly stiffen up if you don’t use them enough. Other conditions such as arthritis can also affect the mobility of your joints and muscles. Massages can ease arthritis discomfort. It can help to stimulate your body’s natural production of lubricants for your joints, so they feel more flexible, fluid and in better working condition.
Speeds Up Healing
Muscle injuries can take a long time to heal, but receiving a good massage as part of the rehab process can speed up the rate of healing. This is because it improves blood flow to the muscle tissue, decreases any swelling and loosens the scar tissue so that the area heals faster.
Stress and fatigue in daily life often have a very negative impact on our immune systems. The relief of those stress induced symptoms that takes place during massage can then in turn boost your immunity to illnesses such as the common cold.