5 Massive Benefits of Massage
TRUST US when we say that adding massage to your health strategy can have a great impact on your overall wellness journey.
While we recommend seeing a licensed practitioner for specific needs, there are also many options and benefits to completing self-massage on a smaller, more regular basis.
The overall benefits of massage are truly abundant. The list we’ve compiled will have you calling for a next available appointment and buying the best cork massage balls, just to start!
Massage is an all-in-one package deal for ‘can’t go wrong combo’ of healthy and happy.
Let the rubbing begin! Here’s our top list to advocate for massage:
The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy can help alleviate stressful tension being held within your muscles, sometimes associated with trigger points or headaches. Specific massage techniques can help produce relaxation, allowing healing for your mind and body. This is called winning, folks.
Increase Immune Function
Immunity is kind of a thing these days, more so now than ever. We all want more of it, and in fact creating any opportunity to help promote this naturally is a bodily victory. Massage can help flush toxins, increased blood flow and activity of cells that help fight off disease.
Boost Mental Health and Wellness
Excuse us for a moment while we get a little fancy with science, but this is important. Massage can stimulate your body’s production of dopamine and serotonin, which are released during times of happiness and relaxation. An increase in these endorphins can leave an individual feeling positive, enthusiastic, and relaxed. To further impact our wellness, massage also reduces cortisol levels, which is a stress related hormone.
Not sure about you, but I am feeling better already just by thinking about it! These shifts in our body are found to have a notable link to lessening anxiety, depression, and other stress.
Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Massage aids in breaking up scar tissue and muscle adhesions that can not only be painful, but can inhibit circulation and create inflammation and pain.
Massage also helps to interrupt the pain cycle. If you have pain, then you have stress. If you have stress, you have more muscle tension. Massage helps by reducing this muscle tension, increasing blood flow, targeting and reducing inflammation, and increasing movement.
If you have more movement with less pain, you have less stress and less muscle tension. See how that works? <wink>
Improve Physical Fitness
So, it turns out that we have a common theme!
Check this out:
Massage = Less muscle tension.
Less muscle tension = Improved exercise performance.
Improved exercise performance = Less pain and injury.
Less pain and injury = Happy and healthy.
Happy and healthy = more motivation and better mental health.
See how that all works out!? Here we are still chatting about massage and it’s awesomeness while we should be grabbing a cork ball or heading off to an appointment.
We hope that you love it as much as we do! If you haven’t already noticed, we are huge advocates for massage and think you should give it a go!
Here is our Massage and Muscle Relief Collection, for your viewing pleasure.