With the kids back in school, it’s a perfect time to switch the focus back to YOU and your well-being. While it may sound easy, focusing on yourself doesn’t always come so naturally, does it? For example, when was the last time you enjoyed a professional massage? Can’t remember? Then this blog is for you!
Here’s the thing about massage: It’s SO much more than just a sensory indulgence! Massages are clinically proven to provide a wide range of health benefits. In case you need more convincing, here’s a closer look at the many ways a massage can help boost your vitality.
Incorporating massage into your life can help:
- Improve your mood
Massage therapy may help to reduce depression, according to a review of 17 clinical trials. Massage has been shown to boost your body’s feel-good brain chemicals, serotonin and oxytocin.
- Lower stress
Massage therapy has also been shown to lower your body’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as ease anxiety.
- Decrease blood pressure and heart rate
Massage has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate.
- Release chronic muscle tension
Just say “Ah…!” Massage is a fabulous tool for working out painful muscle knots and other lingering aches.
- Relieve migraines and headaches
Massage has been shown to reduce the frequency of migraines and may also help to treat headaches when they do occur.