People often think of having a massage as a pamper or a treat, but in actual fact, there are a whole host of health benefits associated with regular massage, we’ve listed 7 of the most important benefits, but we are sure there are many more!
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
A 2020 study found that 10 minutes of massage or relaxation can activate the body’s system for overcoming stress. [Medical News Today]
- Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
There have been many studies researching the benefits of massage on issues like arthritis. One study in 2018 showed an improvement in 57% of participants with hand arthritis after 4 weekly massages. [Arthritis.org]
- Improves Cardiovascular Health and lowers blood pressure
Research suggests that massage can have a positive effect on the body’s production of certain hormones linked to blood pressure and heart rate.
- Improve your quality of sleep
Are you among the estimated 15 to 20% of the population that suffers from insomnia? Then you may be surprised to know that massage is an effective means of improving sleep, there have been numerous studies that support the benefits not only can it improve your sleep, but it can also relieve the symptoms associated with certain diseases, which can greatly benefit people who are also dealing with sleep disorders, for example, people living with cancer.
- Improves mental health
Massage therapy has been linked to lower stress levels, decrease anxiety, and a reduction in irritability, not just that, it’s also shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, hormones associated with happiness, focus, and calm. [NUHS]
- Reduces fatigue
Studies have shown that a gentle massage can be a great complementary treatment for fatigue and has been associated with alleviating fatigue and pain in M.S patients. [NCBI]
- It Feels Good!
Not yet convinced? Why not call the team on 0151 420 5656 and book yourself in for a course of body massages and experience the benefits for yourself.