|Posted on August 10, 2016 at 9:00 PM|
A Few Good Reasons Why Massage Should Be Part Of Your Health Routine!
Consumers may be tempted to trim their wellness budgets when economic times are tough. Yet a recent national consumer survey showed most massage-minded Americans are committed to maintaining the health benefits they experience with massage.
It just makes sense — the better you feel, the better job you can do of caring for yourself and your loved ones. Massage should play a role in reducing stress and strengthening the health of Americans. When people feel their best, they are more likely to be able to face the challenges difficult times present. With greater health and peace of mind, consumers can face difficulties with poise, clarity of purpose, and strengthened emotional reserves.
Truly, massage is more than a luxury—it’s a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on us as we work, play, and care for others.
In economically challenging times, it is vital to invest in preventative healthcare. The last thing you want is to get sick, have to take time off work, and pay expensive medical bills.
Following are health reasons all American adults should be including massage in their family budgets and schedules.
Boosts the immune system.
• Reduces anxiety.
• Reduces the flow of stress hormones.
• Improves sleep.
• Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue.
• Improves concentration.
• Increases circulation.
• Improves self-esteem.
• Reduces frequency of headaches.
• Releases endorphins.
• Massage can reduce sports-related soreness and improve circulation—good to know when you may be exercising more to reduce stress.
• Deep-tissue massage is effective in treating back pain, and arthritis.
• Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less pain, depression, anxiety, stiffness, fatigue, and problematic sleep.
• Massage reduces symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Oncology patients show less pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and depression following massage therapy.
• Stroke patients show less anxiety and lower blood pressure with massage therapy.
• Massage therapy is effective is reducing
post surgical pain.
As always, I will be more than happy to answer any questions about how massage can help you live a happier healthier life.
Have a great day everyone!
Your massage therapist,