If you’re someone who has an interest in alternative/natural health treatments as opposed to traditional medical treatments, Massage Therapy might be something of interest to you.
Massage is beneficial for mental and physical health, where the hands are used to heal the body.
Without further introduction, here are the top 5 benefits of Massage Therapy
1) Provides Relief from Postural Stress
If you’re working a typical 9 to 5 desk job, sitting hunched over looking at a computer screen can be causing significant stress to your neck, shoulder, and back muscles. Going for a massage a few times a month helps allows these muscles to relax, which removes the “tense” shoulder and neck feeling that I’m sure we’ve all experience from sitting for prolonged periods of time.
2) Reduces Muscle Pain
Sores muscles from a workout can be easied with a massage, as it increases circulation, which helps reduce pain.
3) Massage Therapy Lowers Stress and Anxiety
In a study conducted by Umea University found that after participants in the study received a massage, the level of the stress-hormone cortisol dropped in their saliva. Another study reported that massage can improve an individual’s emotional well-being, and uplift their mood. In other words, if you’ve been feeling anxious lately, it might be a good idea to visit a masseuse.
4) Boosts Your Immune System
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study in 2010, which provided evidence to conclude that massage therapy has a positive impact on the immune system, as it promotes the creation of white blood cells, which help fight off diseases.
5) Helps You Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Many studies have suggested that getting a massage regularly helps reduce sleep disturbances, which allows you to be more well-rested. If you’re having difficulty staying or falling asleep, this alternative treatment might something you’d want to more look into.
Interested in learning more about Massage? Check out the Massage Therapy Program offered at ABM College!