Top #5 Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Newmarket
Summer is ending here in Aurora, Ontario and that means autumn is arriving and winter isn’t too far behind. Fall and winter present peak times for a variety of ailments including: allergies, arthritis, and circulatory conditions.
Regular massage therapy sessions with a registered massage therapist can help combat the seasonal woes as well as the stresses we put on our bodies daily. Everyone knows massages feel great and help relax you, there are a variety of benefits to massage therapy that you may not have considered
1. Fight Postural Stress Disorders
It’s a fact that human beings were not meant to sit at a desk for eight hours every day. The effects of prolonged sitting typically manifest as pain, numbness, or weakness in the shoulders and neck. Regular massage therapy sessions can help correct the spine and supporting structures to improve posture and alleviate pain.
2. Improve Circulation
Whether you sit at a desk all day or are affected by the changing weather, circulation problems can be helped through massage. Circulatory conditions often present as pain, numbness, or coldness in the hands and feet. Regular massage helps improve circulation and promote healthy blood flow to the extremities.
3. Manage Chronic Pain
Massage has been show to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Research has shown that a registered massage therapist is able to help reduce pain as well as muscle spasms in these conditions. What’s more, the research also demonstrates that massage is able to reduce pain intensity as well as perception.
4. Boost Immunity
Another season is approaching. Flu season. Massages help to promote a healthy immune system in order to combat the flue as well as other conditions. According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, massage boosts white blood cell counts which are vital to defending the body from infection and disease.
5. Relieve Stress and Fight Depression
Massage has been shown to improve mood and combat depression by lowering cortisol (stress hormone) in the body by as much as 50%. At the same time, regular massage therapy can increase dopamine and serotonin which are mood stabilizing neurotransmitters.
6. Seasonal Allergies
Pain and discomfort associated with allergies can be alleviated through facial massage aimed at relieving pressure and promoting drainage. While it won’t cure your body’s response to the allergen, massage can relieve the symptoms associated with it. Regular massage therapy has also been shown to be beneficial in reducing the severity of the symptoms.
Why Regular Sessions?
Massage, like many wellness and treatment plans, takes time to yield results. In the case of postural stress for example, it takes several sessions to alleviate pressure and retrain the body. After this is achieved, your registered massage therapist will work to maintain the progress you have achieved together.
With regard to chronic pain, regular sessions are vital to managing pain and symptoms. Research suggests that continued massage therapy sessions help reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups in these conditions.
Book a session today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier life!