To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha
1. Massage Therapy as Pain Killers
Studies show that a person’s brain activity while receiving massage therapy activates the same part of the brain that are activated by opioid painkillers.
2. It improves your flexibility
Sports massage has the capability to loosen muscles that allow you to have a greater range of motion to your body. According to a study by International Journal of Neuroscience, having two 30-minute massages per week can enhance your body flexibility and relieve pain.
3. It can reduce and help you to manage stress
Having a massage is very relaxing. When a person receives a massage, their body will release serotonin and dopamine that will help them calm down. In a study conducted in Korea, results showed that massage can lower blood pressure, heart rates, and levels of stress hormone.
4. Massage Can Help You Feel Younger
You don’t need to have a Botox injection; a simple facial massage can make you look and feel younger. It will help make your facial muscles relax and will soften your wrinkles.
5. It reduces pain for your headaches.
There are so many things that can trigger a headache. Massage can relieve you of the stress that causes severe headaches.
Our heart constantly pumps blood to carry fresh oxygen throughout our body and sweep away toxins. Swedish massage is designed to push blood from our limbs to our heart which will enhance our blood flow and naturally lower our blood pressure.
7. It warms up your muscles before exercise
Massaging a muscle immediately before or after exercise will help you to avoid painful cramps.
8. Helps you get to know your body — and its limits
When you have a massage, you will also discover the areas that are tight which needs to be loosened or stretched on a regular basis.
9. It may help you sleep better
Massage can help you to relax and release the brain chemicals needed to help you sleep better.