Why massage is so good for you 😊
Remedial massage has many benefits, some are well known, others not so much. Check out below if you know them all.
It’s not surprising to hear me talking about posture. After all, I am very interested in posture and all its aspects. You can check out Postural Balancing for a thorough explanation, but in a nutshell, most people have a less than ideal posture and it’s causing stress on the body and mind. Regular remedial massage treatments can help alleviate postural stress. If you sit a lot due to your job, make sure you schedule your regular massages to counteract the negative effects from prolonged sitting.
When your muscles are tight, knotty and sore, a good massage can sort this out. It improves circulation to the muscles and relaxes those sore muscles, making you feel better soon.
Remedial Massage can be very relaxing and soothing. Let your practitioner know how you feel so that they can help you to get into a safe and relaxed state quicker. Soft music, warm towels and aromatherapy oils can make a difference. People often report how much more relaxed and happier they feel after their massage treatment.
Have you ever dosed off, while getting a massage? Some people are embarrassed about it, but I think it’s the ultimate sign that firstly, you did relax and secondly, you needed it. Many clients tell me how well they slept after their massage.
Due to increased circulation and your relaxed state, the body can go from stressed out mode (where the immune system struggles and gets exhausted) into repair mode (where everything can calm down and heal). In addition, massage stimulates the lymph flow in your body, which also supports the immune system.
If you suffer from tension headaches, try massages instead of pain killers. Massage therapy reduces the headaches by allowing blood flow into the tight neck and head muscles, relaxing and lengthening shortened muscles and therefore lessen the frequency and severity of tension headaches.
More Benefits of Massage
- Increases nutrient supplies to the muscles
- Accelerates recovery from fatigue via the removal of lactic add
- Retards atrophy due to disease
- Repairs damaged muscle tissue
- Stimulates venous and arterial blood circulation
- Dilates capillaries via direct pressure and reflex effects
- Stimulates or sedates depending on techniques used
- Provides pain relief
- Stimulates lymph circulation aiding immune system
- Improves secretory functions (sebaceous glands)
- Improves skin texture due to increased circulation
- Aids removal of surface layer of dead cells
- Aids joint mobility
- Increases integrity of tendons and ligaments
- Increases excretion of urine, sodium chloride and phosphorus (due to effects on kidneys)
- Broad and general influences due to improvement to circulation throughout the body
- Reduces adhesions and fibrosis which develop in immobilised or injured muscle allowing greater recovery of function
- Maintains nutrition, flexibility and vitality of muscle tissues so that maximum function is possible after recovery
- Assists in relaxation, stress management and therefore, psychological well-being