Massage therapy is a therapeutic approach that is growing in demand and popularity. It used to be considered an alternative or borderline approach, but it is becoming more widespread. More importantly, now that massage therapy is considered a common therapeutic option, many insurance companies offer coverage for therapy sessions. Here are some benefits of massage therapy.
Massage therapy lowers the level of cortisol in the body. This form of therapy also causes a prolonged feeling of relaxation, improved mood, and reduced stress levels.
2. Reduces stress
Not only can massage therapy help relieve stress, but regular massages for extended periods can increase energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate people both physically and emotionally.
3. Reduce blood pressure
Regular massage therapies have been found to lower blood pressure. Some lengthy studies have even shown that a consistent massage program can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It can also reduce the level of cortisol in the body. Lowering blood pressure can also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and many other health issues.
4. Muscle relaxation
The purpose of massage therapy is to address the source of pain in the body, removing the tense muscles, increasing flexibility and relaxing the affected muscles and body as a whole. Massage also promotes the circulation of damaged or damaged muscles, increasing the content of damaged tissues and oxygen to the damaged tissues.
5. Improve circulation
Massage helps to improve blood circulation by using pressurized hands, which move blood through damaged and full parts of the body. In turn, releasing the same pressure causes new blood to flow into the tissues. Also, the action of spinning, rotating and pulling the massage technique removes lactic acid from the muscle tissues. As a result, this action improves the circulation of the lymphatic fluid, removing metabolism products from the internal organs and muscles. In turn, it reduces blood pressure and improves the overall function of the body.
6. Improve posture
Chronic low back pain, the main cause of missed workdays and the second most frequent cause of disability are often the result of incorrect or poor posture while standing or sitting. Obesity, poor posture and repetitive or excessive movements can also contribute to back strain and other potential problem areas.