What are The Benefits of Massage Therapy

What are The Benefits of Massage Therapy

October 19, 2017

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     infection. 
  • 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     pressure.
  • 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.