5 Reasons You Need A Massage
The team at Emassagechair.com thinks that everyone deserves a massage. So here are 5 reasons that you deserve a massage!
1. Ease Your Pain
One of the main reasons that you deserve a massage is that you work hard and your body feels it. About 50% of working Americans report that they live with back pain. If you’re suffering from nagging back pain, massage can soothe the ache. Those that experience massage for pain relief report that their comfort level improved faster and they regained function more rapidly that those treated using usual medical care for their chronic back pain.
2. Relieve Your Daily Stress
Is the pressure of everyday work/home life making you feel frazzled? Many Americans reported to the APA that they consistently experience stress at levels that they feel are unhealthy. If you are suffering from stress, one of the best ways to manage your stress levels is through massage. Massage is proven to lower blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen consumption, and salivary cortisol levels with a short 10-15 minute massage session. Having a massage heals on mental and physical levels for overall stress relief.
3. Achieve Healthy Sleep
Do you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night? It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): "Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression—which threaten our nation’s health.” Massage promotes healthy sleep by regulating stress levels, alleviating pain, and increasing the flow of melatonin (the hormone that helps you sleep). Say goodnight to insomnia and have a massage.
4. Kick Depression and Anxiety
If you’re one of the 40 million adults in the US experiencing anxiety or if you experience depression like nearly 10% of Americans do, you deserve a massage! For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.
5. Boost Your Immune System
Stress, depression, sleeplessness, and illness are all connected. Making time to care for your body and mind will help in preventing the perils of the common cold and many other ailments. Massage stimulates your lymphatic system which moves the toxins, viruses, and bacteria through the body to filter and eliminate it. In combination with the reduction of stress and increase in sleep also associated with massage therapy, you’ll stave off illness and spend more time happy and healthy.
I hope you were able to get something out of our 5 reasons that you deserve a a massage. With the busy schedules that we all maintain it’s easy to overlook your health and forget the importance of a few minutes of relaxation. Make sure to take time for you, have a massage, enjoy a few moments of silence (without your smart phone or computer). Your body will thank you!
Have a healthy day, Heather
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