WHAT MASSAGE CAN DO FOR YOU
your massage therapist is trained to assess your body and can observe any irregularities creating treatment plans for each client. More than just feel-good massage, they can use specific techniques to address your individual injury, postural or joint issues, as well as improving circulation, reducing pain and bringing a sense of general well-being.
The importance of relaxation and well-being can’t be underestimated and one of the most noted effects of massage is a greater feeling of calm and relaxation. It reduces both emotional and physical stress. The soothing, pampering benefits of massage encourage the release of endorphins – the wonderful chemicals that give us the feel-good factor. Conversely, those stress inducing hormones are reduced.
Due to the decrease in stress hormones, your immune system has a chance to work more efficiently, without impairment. In addition, massage increases circulation and improves lymphatic drainage, which again provide a boost to the immune system’s effectiveness.
Heightens mental alertness.
When you are given a chance to relax and de-stress through massage treatments, your levels of mental clarity and alertness increase.
Releasing muscle tension and pain.
Good massage techniques are a wonderful way of releasing trigger points, stretching and elongating muscles and breaking down adhesions. The therapist can focus on areas that are stiff or just plain sore. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing the tension, massage not only helps alleviate the pain, but can also help eliminate toxins and oxygenate the cells.
Increased joint mobility.
By releasing muscle tension around joints, the range of movement in the joint can be increased. When a joint is no longer hampered by stiffness, muscle function can return to support and improve joint movement.
Massage helps relieve a lot of tensions, particularly in the neck and shoulder areas, common in those who sit a lot or use a computer at work. Lower backs are also prone to tightening from prolonged sitting. massage can help remedy these problems by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment.