There are many benefits that come with the incorporation of massage therapy in your life and there are different types of specialized massages, such as, deep tissue, hand and foot reflexology, medical, aromatherapy, and sports therapy.
Your body is a vessel that is in constant motion and needs time for recharging. Incorporating a regular massage into your daily routine can also improve your physical wellness. Therapeutic massage can enhance the body’s immune system through stimulation of lymphatic fluid. Also, massage therapy can lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, help fibromyalgia pain, relieve body pain such as aches in muscles, joints, and lower back.
In a recently published article entitled, “Learn About the Benefits of Massage Therapy,” author and expert, Katharine Watts, writes:
“There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen,” adding that experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
Watts suggests that, while eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
“Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year,” she writes.