Massage: Rediscover Your Inner-Transcendence
Massage is a great way to relax and rejuvenate, but massage goes far beyond just a relaxing experience. Massage has been shown to improve blood circulation, relieve stress and anxiety, and increase flexibility. In this blog post, we will explore massage in more detail so you can rediscover your inner transcendence.
What is Massage?
Massage is a treatment that uses touch to manipulate the body's soft tissues, usually with oil or lotion.
Massages are categorized into two main types: Swedish massage and Thai massage. The most common type of massage in North America is a gentle kneading motion used to relax muscles and relieve tension.
A typical American-style deep tissue massage involves slower strokes targeting muscle groups one at a time. These areas may be sore after exercise, injury, or when stress has led you there (btw, this also helps release endorphins). A more exotic technique might involve stretching different parts of your back by using foot pressure on specific points while lengthening stretches over others. It's easy to find a style that suits your needs.
Benefits of Massage
Massages are a great way to relax and rejuvenate. However, massage has been shown to have many benefits that go beyond just relaxation:
Reduces stress which can lower blood pressure and heart rate
Are you stressed? Massages relieve the stress and anxiety that keep you tightly wound and prevent you from living your best life. Massage has the power to reduce your stress levels to help you relax and feel better.
Helps with anxiety and depression
Are you feeling down? Massages are shown to reduce the symptoms of conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD by releasing endorphins into the bloodstream.
The physical relief of stress combined with an emotional release can help when it feels like nothing else will work.
Improves blood circulation
Is your skin dry or experiencing some flaking? A massage can restore a healthy glow to those dull areas and improve blood circulation throughout your body - watch out for wrinkles!
This is one way massages have been shown to decrease mortality rates in people over 50 years old that live alone (making social contact) because they are more likely to be lonely or have medical health problems that lead to a higher mortality rate.
Relieves muscle tension by loosening the muscles
Do you have stiffness in your back or neck after a long day? Massages can loosen these tense muscles and relieve the tension that has built up over time.
Stressed areas are often tight, so massages help increase mobility by breaking down those stubborn muscle knots!
Massage also helps with reducing pain as it breaks down adhesions (when tissues stick to one another, making movement difficult) and increases circulation, which brings nutrients to heal injured tissue more quickly.
This is why some athletes use massage for relief from injury-related soreness they experience when their body isn't recovering correctly on its own. It's not just for humans, though - animals benefit greatly from massage therapy because it can relieve pain and discomfort in their back, neck, or joints.
Improves cardiovascular health by increasing circulation in veins and arteries
Your cardiovascular health is essential, and massages can help with that. Massages improve circulation by increasing vascular blood flow, which means oxygen is distributed more evenly throughout the body - your hair will thank you later.
Improves immunity (gives a natural boost)
Massage not only helps with pain but also boosts our immune systems. In one study, massage was shown to increase the number of white blood cells in athletes who had just run a marathon by up to 25%.
The increased level of these cells strengthens the body's defenses against infection and illness, so they're less likely to get sick because their bodies are better equipped for fighting off invading organisms. It turns out even animals benefit from this too! One study found that when horses were given long-term chiropractic treatments, the number of infections they experienced decreased.
Improves mental clarity (calms us)
Massages are a great way to reset and recharge our minds - in addition to being shown to decrease anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, and more by releasing endorphins into the bloodstream.
Massage can help increase concentration levels and creativity as, over time, we become less distracted by all those persistent nagging thoughts that never seem far from reach.
Helps with tension headaches
Do you experience chronic pain? Over time massages have been shown to reduce signs or stress-related aches like migraines, backaches, or joint pains because it gets rid of muscle tension which is often causing these types of physical problems.
Massages are a relaxing way to wind down for the day. Massage therapy helps increase oxygen levels which promotes relaxation and decreases fatigue, meaning you'll be more likely to go right off when your head hits that pillow! It also increases serotonin in the brain (our body's natural calming hormone), so we're less prone to restless nights having bursts of energy as soon as our heads hit that pillow.
Improves digestion and elimination
One of the most common misconceptions about massages is that they'll give you constipation. Massage helps to improve digestion by stimulating peristalsis (the waves our intestines contract and expand every time we eat), which means your tummy will thank you later!
Improves skin health
Massages can also help keep skin healthy, as it improves blood circulation, reduces toxins on the surface of the body and boosts collagen production within a person's cells. This leads to brighter-looking skin because more light from bleach or bacteria is prevented from damaging the cellular wall below - keeping your complexion looking young!
It also increases oxygen levels in tissues so dead cells accumulate less quickly, meaning age spots don't have anything excessive sunlight to damage, and you'll have a more youthful appearance.
You know what they say about laughter being the best medicine - well, massage therapy is no exception! It's been shown to reduce stress levels, relieve anxiety and depression symptoms, and help people with PTSD.
So if you're feeling down or want to get into that good-vibes zone, book in for an appointment today!
Massage therapy is a natural and effective way to relieve stress, improve circulation and boost your immune system. Massage has been shown to reduce signs of chronic pain, migraines, or joint pains by getting rid of muscle tension that's often causing these types of physical problems. Try out excellent massages' services in massage parlors like The Spa and Lash Studio Clearfield and you will rediscover Your Inner-Transcendence