It is no secret that massages help you relax and ease of the stress you have accumulated over the day, but the health benefits of the massages go deeper than you think so. In the past couple of years, researchers have come to the conclusion that regular massage therapy can help you with numerous health conditions. With that in mind, we have run our research on those health benefits and this is what we found.
1. Removes pain for massaged areas
First, we have a well-known fact that massages remove pain from specific areas. After a long run or a hard workout, it is recommended to have a massage therapy to help alleviate the pain and soreness from your muscles. Previously we thought that massage had only a temporary effect when it comes to alleviating pain, but now we know that it works completely differently.
Massage therapy helps increase traffic of pluripotent stem cells to damaged areas. These cells are a key ingredient in healing and recovering from all kinds of injuries. With regular massages after you have put your body to the limits, you will not only remove pain but also speed up your recovery time.
2. Helps you fight off stress
Aromatherapy massages are known for their relaxing and stress relieving effects. But it is not the scented candles and massage oils that do all the job, the massage itself is a great way to relax your muscles and mind. Cortisol is what makes us age and stress out, but if you often pay visits to your masseuse, your body will produce less cortisol and increase production of serotonin. It is even speculated that massage therapy can help you fight off the depression.
That is why we are seeing more and more people booking a massage in Bondi Beach. Sydney is a busy, fast-paced city, if you are not taking care of your mental health you can develop serious health problems and one certain way to reduce stress and keep your mind healthy is massage therapy.
3. Improves your sleep
After a long day of work, our bodies are usually tense, which prevents us from getting a good night’s sleep. One massage session can help you fix that problem and put you in a dream land in no time. Some studies even show that people who suffer from chronic sleep disorders can benefit a lot from massages. They help you relax muscles in your body and calm your mind, so all anxiety and stress are removed. With a body that is relieved from all the pain, even the biggest night owl will fall asleep like a baby.
4. Cures headaches
Massages remove pain from your back and muscles, but they can also remove or at least ease of some pain from your headaches. A study from 2009 has shown that a regular rubdown of at least 30-minutes will decrease the pain intensity or even completely remove a headache. Additionally, the stress and anger caused by a headache will be gone too.
5. Boosts your immune system
Lastly, massages boost your immune system. Rubbing your whole body will increase circulation of white blood cells, the main defense system of your body. So by visiting your masseuse regularly, you will not only leave relaxed and stress-free, but you will also prepare your body to fight off future threats.
And that is it from us. As you can see there are a lot of benefits of getting a massage. They don’t just feel amazing but also fix numerous other health problems like headaches, joint pain, etc. If you suffer from any above-mentioned conditions, then try to implement massage therapy into your everyday life. You will see the benefits sooner than you can imagine.
Author: Peter Minkoff
Peter is an editor at HighStyleLife magazine in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in around AUS and UK. Beside fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics, redesign furniture and to travel around tropical destinations. He plans to create a fashion business for style advising.