Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions regarding massage therapy and what benefits it really has on us. Is it is something that is a necessity or is it more a luxury?
Massage therapy has been inducted into the Health care field and has even been called “Real Medicine”. Why? How is a massage medicine? There is so much more to massage therapy than just relaxation. The benefits of massage therapy are endless, however, here are a few things that massage therapy can help with.
-Increased Quality of Sleep. Lets face it-life is busy and hectic and we don’t always get the amount of sleep that we need, so why not increase the quality of the sleep that we do get.
-Boost your Immune System- Who truly enjoys being sick? Yeah, sometimes we get a day off a work which can be nice, but is being sick really worth it? Massage therapy can help increase you Immune System, by decreasing your cortisol levels which kill your “natural killer cells”.
-Boost your metabolism-by increasing your body’s circulation and blood flow, your metabolism is boosted.massage releases endorphins “feel good”chemicals into your body that have an indirect effect on your body’s metabolism, and the more endorphins you’re naturally making the better you will feel and faster you’ll burn fat, not to mention that you will feel more motivated to keep working out. *If you are interested in finding an affordable fitness trainer contact Real Health*
Lower blood pressure and/or decrease your heart rate- massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol while boosting the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine. Those changes slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure.
The benefits are endless with massage therapy, but here are a few that a common for most of us to either struggle with or need help improving on.