7 Reasons you Should get a Massage this Week
Published February 2, 2019
Getting a massage is a relaxing and lovely experience but they also have great health benefits and can be used as a tool to help you feel your best. We’ve compiled a list of common complaints we hear from our clients who want a massage. While massage does not replace certified medical treatments, it can increase overall health and improve your immunity.
Head spinning, worst case scenarios and panic attacks are a daily occurrence for some people. Massage allows you time to relax and not worry about your stresses. Manipulation of muscles also helps to release tension and endorphins to improve your mood and calm your thoughts.
Headaches can sometimes be related to other issues such as pinched nerves, knotted muscles and stress. Massage can help work out these problems, providing relief from headaches at least temporarily. Pressure points and essential oils can also be professionally applied to help with persistent headaches.
If you have any kind of job that has you sitting or standing all day you have probably complained about an ache in your back or tension in your… everything. Professional massage allows muscles to release after being held rigid for long periods of time. People who lead sedentary lifestyles are also at risk for blood clots. Massage can help increase your blood flow.
Back and Joint Pain
People often complain about their lower backs, hips and other joints aching. This could be caused from inactivity, age or other medical conditions. Manipulating these parts of the body can help increase muscle flexibility, improve blood flow and reduce pain.
As you probably know, stretching can help make you more flexible. The applied stretching in some forms of massage helps to increase the reach of those muscles, helping you be more flexible and reducing muscle fatigue.
Sports massage focus more on the stretching of muscles for strength and flexibility. Doing this consistently can help you receive less injuries and recover faster. After an injury, massage can help torn or otherwise hurt muscles and ligaments repair correctly.
Doctors can prescribe massage as a way to deal with pain caused by injury or chronic disorders. Massage has been seen to help reduce the pain caused by whiplash, carpel tunnel, scoliosis, varicose veins, pregnancy related back pain, digestive disorders and muscle injuries.