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A massage is always a relief. After a long day at work, taking time out to enjoy a professionally administered massage is something to look forward too, and you come away feeling refreshed and ready for the world. How often do you take a massage? If the answer is never, you should look more closely at the benefits we are going to talk about below. If it’s just occasionally, then maybe you want to have a look at having a massage more regularly like at the Spa at Palmer. Here are five of the most beneficial aspects of enjoying a regular massage:
Stress Relief – a massage is a proven way of relieving stress. By manipulating the right areas of the body, you get instant and lasting relief from stress that means you will feel a lot better very quickly. A good masseuse will be able to administer a massage for this reason specifically if you wish, but you will also feel the added benefits of regular massage. It’s actually natural for us to experience stress to some level, but too much can lead to health problems that can be very troublesome. It can also lead to tension headaches, and a massage will also help alleviate these. Always talk to the masseuse if you have specific problems you are taking a massage for.
Mental Health Boost – taking a massage is a great way of giving your mental health a welcome boost. We all get down once in a while, with the pressures of work and our daily lives weighing heavy on our shoulders, and a massage stimulates the body in a way that helps alleviate stress – as seen above – plus depression and anxiety. When you are relaxed, which you will be during a massage, you are giving yourself some real ‘you time’.
Better Physical Fitness – as well as giving your mental health a boost, a good massage on a regular basis will help keep you physically trim, too. This is because massage stimulates the muscles and reduces muscle tension. It can be helpful for athletes – for example – as it allows the to keep their muscles trim but supple, and is a great aid to efficient exercising. Talk to your masseuse if you are interested in massage for muscle tension, and they will be able to advise you as to the right routine and type of massage for you.
Pain Management – research has proven that massage can help with pain management, and is effective for those with chronic pain as well as that brought about temporarily. If you talk to a professional and experienced masseuse such as the team at Viride Massage & Wellness Spa you will get all your questions answered expertly, and they will be more than happy to advise you as to the best treatment for your individual situation.
Boost Immune System – a little-known benefit of regular massage is its effect on the immune system. It has been shown that the stimulation given during massage increases production of the cells that are used to fight against viruses, so regular massage will keep your immune system as strong as it can be.
It’s worth noting that physiological homeostasis in conjunction with psychological stasis is absolutely integral for the fullest functionality of your immune system. Even so, the best masseuse hasn’t gone through medical school. Certainly, they’ve learned volumes of information over the average joe, but their expertise is only loosely connected to the internal functionality of the body. If you really want to get a massage that puts your body in order, have a medical professional like an orthopedic surgeon check you out. They can help you determine what the best possible choices are regarding massages, and where you might have specific stress points that need to be addressed. Orthopedic surgeons deal with bone, muscle, and nerve issues; all of which come into play when you’re seeking relief from chronic pain via massage. Going to an orthopedic professional can give you the information you need to guide your masseuse.
Always make sure your masseuse is aware of why you are attending for a regular massage, and inform them of any special reasons or perhaps health problems that you might have. If you are not familiar with massages and need advice, it’s worth having a chat with an expert in advance, so that you can get an understanding of what you should expect. Meanwhile, we hope we have helped you see the benefits of a regular massage routine, so set the ball rolling for a healthy mind and body right now.