7 Reasons Why Massages keep you Healthy

7 Reasons why Massages really do Keep you Healthy:

1.  It's Relaxing 

When the body is tense and under stress it produces unhealthy levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems and headaches. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body. This enables the body to enter a recovery mode and also triggers lasting feelings of relaxation and improved mood.
2.   It Reduces Stress

Not only can massage therapy help with stress relief, but regular massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can boost energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate individuals on physical as well as emotional levels.
3.   It Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Regular massage sessions have been found to reduce blood pressure.  Consistent massage sessions can also reduce trigger sources for anxiety, hostility, tension, and depression. In turn, lower blood pressure levels can also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and/or kidney failure, as well as many other health issues.
4.   It Promotes Muscle Relaxation

Eliminating tense muscles and increasing flexibility provides relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole. The increased activity to the affected sites can also reduce stiffness and oedema (swelling) in the muscles and joints helping reduce pain. 
5.    It Can Help Improve Circulation

The long-term benefits of massage include improved circulation. Circulation brings damaged, stiff and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing and helps remove metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles. 

6.   It Can Help Improve Posture

Massage can help get the body back into proper alignment as it allows the body to relax and loosen the muscles made tense and sore via bad posture. In turn, this allows greater freedom in the muscles and joints improving flexibility and range of motion therefore allowing the body to position itself in its organic and pain-free posture. 
7.   It Can Help Strengthen the Body’s Immune System

It is a well-known fact that individuals who experience high levels of stress are more vulnerable to illness and injury. When stress is combined with sleep disturbances and poor nutrition, the impact is directed at the body’s immune system. Studies have indicated that regular massage sessions not only help reduce stress but can also boost the immune system’s capacity and enhance the body’s ability to deliver nourishment.

Take time for a little 'me' time in 2019

Come and see our Massage and Reflexology practitioner Sarah Sellick.  She is in the practice every Thursday.

To book an appointment either call 01264 810028 or book online via our website



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