Massage therapy isn't just
something that feels good and makes you relax (although it certainly does these
things), it can provide genuine benefits to your physical and mental
health as well. The following are some of the benefits that you can enjoy from
seeking out massage therapy:
- Treat back pain - First of all, massage therapy will
help to release endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
Secondly, regular massage therapy can help improve your range of motion
and decrease the discomfort that's typically associated with lower back
pain. Studies published by Pain Medicine revealed that 50 percent of
people with chronic low back pain undergoing regular massage therapy
experience a significant improvement in terms of the pain they feel.
- Treat muscle soreness and pain - Massages help to relieve muscle
soreness and pain, which makes a post-workout massage particularly useful.
You'll also reduce the frequency of muscle cramps and spasms that you
experience with regular massage therapy.
- Boost your immune system - Massage therapy will help to stimulate
your lymph system, thereby increasing the number of lymphocytes (white
blood cells) circulating in your body, which will help fight off
- Improve your sleep - Your quality of sleep can be affected
by everything from anxiety to back pain, both of which can be improved by
getting a massage. This means that massages can help to improve the
quality of your sleep, which will in turn help to improve your energy
levels, mood, and physical health during the day.
- Lower your blood pressure - High blood pressure can increase the
risk for all kinds of health problems, including heart attacks and
strokes. Because a regular massage can help reduce anxiety and induce a
state of relaxation, regular massage therapy could help lower your blood
- Reduce anxiety - Many studies have shown that massage
therapy can have a significant impact on reducing feelings of anxiety. One
study in particular conducted by Emory University discovered that people
with GAD, or generalized anxiety disorder, experienced far fewer feelings
of worries, fears, restlessness, and fear following six weeks of Swedish massage therapy.
As you can see, massage therapy
can provide you with many different physical and mental health benefits. Even
without any physical or mental issues, massage therapy can help to improve your
quality of life in many ways. For information about our different massage therapy services, be sure to contact us at Advanced Motion Therapeutic today.