The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is more than just a way to help someone relax. Studies continue to prove the physical and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session. Some of these benefits include:
Relieves Stress – By lowering your heart rate, you can gain more control over your cortisol (a hormone that is released when the body is stressed) and insulin levels.
Encourages relaxation – Massage therapy helps your body enter rest and recovery mode after a long day or workout.
Increases circulation to chronic/acute injury sites – This improves your body’s natural functions.
Improves posture - Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements.
Relaxes tight muscles – Chronic everyday overuse of the muscles can be addressed, as well as preventing post-workout muscle soreness.
Relieves headaches - Releases muscular tension in the neck and upper body that results in painful headaches. Headaches caused by muscle tension account for 90% of all headaches people get.
Enhances healthy immune functioning – Improves the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity (the activity level of the body’s “killer cells” that attack bacteria and infection) and decreases the number of T-cells. It also improves the body’s ability to get nourishment to important areas.
Promotes increased flexibility and range of motion – You can relieve tight and constricted joints. Stiffness caused by arthritis can cause limited range of motion.
Improves healing after injury and/or surgery – A massage pumps tissues with vital nutrients to aid in recovery when the body is healing from injury or surgery.
If you are interested in signing up for a relaxing massage here at East Highlands Fitness, please give us a call at 425-227-0900 or stop by the front desk today!