Reasons To Get A Massage

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and
manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments
with the hands. There are many different types of massage,
which can range from light stroking or kneading to deep pressure.
Regardless of technique, regular massage can improve your
quality of life. In order to comprehend the many benefits, we have
broken them down into three fundamental areas of health and wellbeing:
live better, get physical, and boost immunity.

Live Better, Relieve Stress!
Stress is universal, and it’s not always bad. When you lunge to catch
a falling glass, feel especially energetic before an important meeting,
or swerve in time to avoid a car accident, stress is doing its job. The
adrenaline and cortisol released during moments of stress boosts
your heart rate and blood sugar, while diverting energy away from
your digestive system and immune responses. These prehistoric
reactions are part of human survival. However, when there’s never
any relief from stress, the sustained response leaves the body with
a wide-ranging host of problems. It can trigger negative mood,
behavioral and body changes, resulting in physical symptoms
including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest
pain, insomnia, anger, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression – to
name a few.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease
is stress related. For example, the elevated levels of cortisol that
occur when your body is stressed raises blood sugars, potentially
contributing to the development of diabetes. Adrenalin levels have
also been found to impact certain pathways where cancer cells travel,
possibly facilitating the spread of cancer. And nothing ages us faster,
internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating stress
altogether is unrealistic, massage can help manage this common
problem.

Massage triggers a host of brain chemistry responses that can
result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress, mental alertness
and improved mood. During a massage, your body increases its
production of endorphins, your body’s natural “feel good” chemicals.
Serotonin and dopamine are released, and the resulting feeling of
calm relaxation can make chronic or habitual stress, as well as acute or
short-term stress, much easier to overcome. Massage also decreases
the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, allowing your body
to enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode. This immediate stress
relief can improve your vitality and state of mind, and massage also
improves your overall health profile by keeping stress hormones at
bay over the long-term.

Managing your stress is a key factor in addressing a host of health
issues. For example, it’s a natural way to manage high blood pressure.
Long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage program helps!

Book Your First Massage Now!