The week of July 13-19 this year is “Everybody Deserves a Massage Week,” which is a nationwide event for massage therapists coast to coast created by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization. Well, naturally, we could not agree more that everyone not only deserves to treat himself or herself to a rubdown regularly, but their mind, body, and spirit actually needs it. Here are 10 reasons why you should book your massage today!
De-Stress: The simplest benefit of getting a massage of any kind (but especially Swedish, aromatherapy, or hot stone massage) is to zone out, relax, and unwind. With relaxing music setting the mood, a soothing scent in the air, and healing hands melting your troubles away, all of your stress and worries disappear.
Be Happy: Massage is also known to help with depression and anxiety. Aside from the fact that when we are relaxed, we naturally have less negative feelings of any kind, massage is also known to reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It’s also known to boost what is referred to as the “happy hormones” of serotonin and dopamine.
Sore No More: Before popping a pain reliever for the sore, stiff, or aching muscles from gardening, sitting at your computer too long, or that intense work out you just endured, try a nice, long massage instead. Massage therapy gets to the root of your aches and pains by relaxing the tense muscles, encouraging blood flow, and increasing flexibility.
Detox: When a massage therapist works out the knots in your muscles, they are stimulating the flow of toxic waste from your muscles, tissues, and organs. It also helps your overall health and digestion. It’s especially effective with deep tissue and sports massage, but any type of massage, including the more relaxing massages like Swedish, will also help to detoxify the body. And, don’t forget – always drink lots of water before and especially after a massage!
Move It: If you’re sick of getting that tingly feeling in your hands and feet then massage can help with that too. The pressure of massage helps get blood flowing throughout your body to improve circulation, which improves overall health and body function.
Limber Up: Not everyone can touch their toes or do a perfect Downward Facing Dog, but massage can certainly help get us closer to that. Massage helps increase our flexibility by working our muscles, connective tissues, and tendons to increase our range of motion and fluidity.
Fight That Cold: Studies have shown that regular massage helps to boost your white blood cell count, which helps strengthen the immune system to let your body fight off colds and diseases.
Get More ZZZs: Anyone who has ever fallen asleep on the massage table knows exactly how a great massage can knock you out. Well, even if you don’t fall asleep instantly, the sleepy-time affect will last until you get home. If you have trouble sleeping, book our last appointment of the day and head straight home for a good night’s sleep!
If you need one more reason to get a massage it’s this – It just feels GOOD! Call today to book a massage appointment with us.