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Oct 2017

10 Unexpected Benefits Of Massage Therapy

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Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has numerous benefits that can change the way you look and feel, inside and out. Massage therapists are trained to do more than just rub your back. They’re trained to help you relax and relieve muscle tension. And it doesn’t stop there – here are 10 more benefits that come with getting a massage:

  • Preventive care
    Visiting a clinic staffed with certified massage therapists is great for your overall health and can prevent injury. This is especially useful if you are an athlete, or are injury prone.
  • Injury rehabilitation
    If you have suffered an injury, massage should be included in your physiotherapy program to help you get recover faster.
  • Anxiety control
    When we get anxious, we tense up. Your massage therapist will work to remove that tension and put you into a relaxed state, melting your anxiety away. The more massages you get, the less anxious you’ll feel overall the rest of the time too.
  • Great for your posture
    Most of us slouch because we spend all day sitting at a desk. Massage therapy erases all the damage we’ve done to our posture throughout the day.
  • Boosts immunity
    The white blood cells that defend our body from disease are boosted when we get a massage, helping our immune system properly do its job.
  • Relieves headaches
    Tension headaches and migraines can often be relieved with massage because the more relaxed we are, the harder it is for our brain to focus on the pain.
  • Improves sleep
    The more relaxed you are, the better chance you have of getting a good night’s sleep. If you suffer from a sleep disorder, or simply have trouble falling asleep, massage therapists can help by putting your body and mind in a state of total relaxation, a feeling that stays with you long after the massage is over.
  • Helps with TMJ
    Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) is usually caused by teeth grinding. If you’re a teeth grinder who suffers from TMJ (any other joint pain, for that matter) then a massage will help release the tension.
  • Improves circulation
    Massage improves circulation by stimulating blood flow and increasing our oxygen levels.
  • Makes us breathe better
    Massage therapists are trained to help you focus on your breathing. We all know how to breathe but when we get stressed or have a chest cold, our breathing worsens. Massage helps relieve respiratory issues and gives us deep breathing techniques we can use when we’re stressed.

Massage therapists are certified professionals who are trained to help. The next time you feel anxious or have a horrible headache, why not book a massage? You’ll feel better and sleep like a baby afterwards.

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