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Electronic massagers have erupted in popularity over the past few years. From athletes to office workers many people are now using them as their go-to, to treat a wide range of ailments concerning both physical and mental health.
The most common ailments being aches and pains, injury rehabilitation and general well-being.
But did you know there are other less commonly known benefits of electronic massagers which are not that well promoted?
In this article, we are going to look at the 3 surprising health benefits of electronic massagers. So lets take a look.
- Decreases Feelings of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
Stress, anxiety and depression are those inevitable parts of life. And what’s frustrating is that it is almost impossible to get rid of these feelings that we may experience on a daily basis.
Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) suggest that over 90% of illness results from stress – an alarming statistic. Therefore, reducing both emotional and physical stress is vital to the overall improvement of a person’s health and wellbeing.
The use of an electronic neck and shoulder massager for example can help to lower levels of cortisol, a hormone that is produced when a person is stressed.
As a result of reduced levels of cortisol, the body reacts by increasing levels of serotonin. Serotonin is one of the body’s anti-pain mechanisms, which boosts the body’s ability to ward off pain and feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
So as you can see an electronic massager can provide a great emotional balance, as it allows the person to relax, refocus and reconnect.
- Enhances Immunity
As we get older our immune system weakens. A strong immune system is vital to help our body avoid colds and fight infections.
Poor immunity is especially common in cancer patients and the elderly.
Researchers have discovered that electronic massagers can have a profound effect on the immune system as a massage boosts the number of health-protecting white blood cells and also natural killer cells which as a result boosts immunity.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a very serious condition that can lead to a heart attack or stroke if the pressure becomes too high.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, if a persons blood pressure reaches in excess of 120/80 mmHg, action needs to be taken immediately to lower it.
It is thought that high blood pressure is mainly due to stress and anxiety. Whilst there is little scientific evidence linking stress directly to higher blood pressure, it still remains important to manage it.
Stress can cause people to adopt unhealthy habits such as excess eating, smoking, and lack of exercise, all of which can contribute to the risk of high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
One of the best ways to prevent stress and anxiety is regular use of an electronic massager (particularly a foot massager), which can lower blood pressure as a result of the body and mind being in a state of relaxation.
With so many additional health benefits being uncovered an electronic massager is a great choice in maximizing your health and general well-being. With a small one-off investment, you get a lifetime of benefits in return! It’s a win-win.