Who doesn’t love a good massage? There is simply no better way to pamper yourself than a trip to the spa for a massage, but in our society massage is typically viewed as a luxury. Because of this many people don’t work massages into their schedule or budget. If you’re not treating yourself to a massage regularly, you may want to reconsider. Massage offers proven health benefits that truly make it more of a necessity than a luxury.
Stress is the body’s response to anything that requires attention or action, be it positive or negative. This means that everything and everyone that we interact with in our daily lives is causing stress to our bodies. In today’s busy world, the bombardment of stress never ceases. We must find a way to relieve some of this stress or it will eventually cause physical symptoms such as headache, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and many more. Massage helps to relieve muscle tension resulting from stress to relax the body and produce a sense of calm that helps stress seem to melt away.
Massage can help to relieve pain in different ways. Massage works directly by relieving muscle tension that causes pain. In the process, it also improves blood flow to the area bringing more nutrients and oxygen that promote healing. The manual kneading of the muscles also helps to move lymph through the body to help remove toxins that can contribute to inflammation and pain. The calming touch of massage also helps interrupt pain signals to the brain and calm the nervous system to reduce pain even further.
Lessens Anxiety and Depression
Stress is a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. By relieving stress and relaxing the body and the mind, massage can also lessen symptoms of anxiety and depression. Massage also helps to relieve insomnia that can accompany and contribute to these disorders, and better sleep will boost anyone’s overall health.
When you take into account the many health benefits of massage you start to see that massage is truly a necessary part of self-care that just happens to be luxurious. The professional massage therapists at Helen’s Haven are here to help you reap all of the amazing benefits of massage to improve your health and wellbeing. Make an appointment today by visiting us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu or calling 808-739-0400. You can even book right from your mobile device with our free app, available on iTunes and Google Play.