Massage therapy offers a wide range of health benefits, from natural pain relief and improved mobility to improved sleep and drug-free anxiety relief, a more positive outlook on life, and better stress management. Although you’re likely to notice improvements from your first deep tissue massage or relaxation massage session, the biggest benefits come from regular sessions. Reputable medical research has established the health benefits of massage therapy and disproven the notion that massage is only a luxury treatment for the wealthy and pampered. Massage therapy offers real benefits for all kinds of people.
Deep Tissue Massage For Better Physical Health
Deep tissue massage uses slow, forceful strokes to reach muscle and connective tissues that may have been injured, or might be strained due to another injury. Deep tissue massage provides overall relaxation. But its primary target is helping the body to heal itself in specific areas that need help, such as a back sprain or chronic muscle pain from tension. Because pain and muscle tension lead to other health problems like digestive issues, headaches, and jaw pain, providing natural pain relief through massage can also alleviate these and other physical health conditions.
Improved Sleep And Emotional Well-Being
Both relaxation massage and deep tissue massage leave the body more relaxed overall, which, in combination with reducing or eliminating physical pain, can allow you to sleep longer and more deeply, which helps your body repair itself and your mind and emotions reset themselves. Massage also promotes correction of chemistry in the body that can lead to depression and anxiety. Numerous peer-reviewed medical studies found that massage lowers cortisol, which triggers stress reactions, and raises serotonin. Low serotonin levels are linked to depression, while correct serotonin levels regulate mood, social behavior, sleep, memory, and sexual desire. Many regular massage clients find that they’re calmer and more even-tempered, that their memory and thinking are sharper, and that they feel more energized and less exhausted overall.
Lasting Benefits of Massage
With a regular schedule of massage therapy over time, you’re likely to discover that it’s easier to manage your stress. You may experience fewer symptoms of anxiety, and as your body is allowed proper relaxation and sleep, it will be able to keep repairing itself, working toward its best-possible health. When you’re more relaxed and not in pain, you’ll walk straighter and sit with better posture, which, in turn, minimizes the strain on your neck, wrists, hands, shoulders, and back. Less pain, stress, and sleeplessness allows you to see the world and the people in your life in more positive ways, and, ultimately, to live a happier life.
Experience The Benefits Of Massage First-Hand
Many people are skeptical about the potential benefits they might gain from regular deep tissue massage or relaxation massage. It’s okay if you’re one of them! If you’re in the Orlando area, we invite you to give massage therapy a try and prove to yourself that the benefits are vast and far-reaching. Contact us at the HEAL Pain & Stress Relief Center for more information and to schedule an appointment.