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April 25, 2016 10:06 AM | By Spa Specialists | No Comments
Sure, massage can help you relax, but massage therapy can also be beneficial to improving your quality of life everyday. Here are 6 reasons why you should book your appointment now.
1. Helps muscle pain
Massage increases and improves blood circulation allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. Increases joint flexibility and range of motion. Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains for the athlete at any level.
2. Soothes anxiety and depression
Massage helps to ease medication dependency. The power of touch is a remarkable feeling. In this fast paced world of our jobs, technology and life in general, taking time out for an hour to just relax and be calm allows you to be a better version of yourself.
3. Improves your sleep
Not only can massage encourage a restful sleep—it also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. It can help to enhance your sleep quality and reduce fatigue. Massage has been shown to decrease cortisol in the body. This allows the body to enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode: an effect that lingers long after the massage is over. In fact, massage triggers a host of brain chemistry responses that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress and improved mood.
4. Boosts your immunity system
People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more than others. Combine stress with lack of sleep and poor nutrition, and our immune system’s ability to naturally protect itself against bacteria and infection is greatly reduced. Massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease). It stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
5. Reduce headaches and stress
Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication. Massage releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller. Regular massage can help to reduce the chances of migraine attacks and tension headaches significantly by relaxing muscle spasms and trigger points. By focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head, massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches.
6. Lowers your blood pressure
High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones. Benefits of having lower blood pressure are lower daily depression, anxiety, and hostility by keeping your stress hormone levels under control. Low blood pressure can contribute to lowering the odds of having a heart attack, kidney failure, or a stroke.
The Spa at Fearrington offers a variety of massage therapies to help you from pain management to relaxation. In addition to encouraging relaxation, ongoing massage therapy can reduce pain, increase energy levels and improve overall physical and mental performance. Our professional therapists customize every massage session to address your individual needs. Call today to book your appointment and start the process to improving your quality of life.
– Angela, Spa & Haven Manager
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