Have you been thinking of getting a massage?
Three Top Benefits
- Pain Relief
- Enhance Immunity
- Decrease Stress
First of all, massage therapy offers pain relief by stretching and relaxing injured, weak and tight muscles. Many studies demonstrate that massage is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Also, massaging soft tissue strains or injuries can improve circulation of blood which brings oxygen and nutrients to those muscles and bones. Joint stiffness and pain can be reduced as the muscles become more flexible while joint movement increases.
Stimulating lymph flow enhances immunity. Lymph is the body’s defense system. Regular massages can fend off cold and flu symptoms during the winter months as massage has been shown to make the immune system stronger.Massage therapy increases the activity level of the body’s white blood cells that work to combat viruses. According to research, massage significantly makes changes in lymphocytes. As a result, the lymphocytes play a large role in defending the body from disease. A lymphocyte is one of the three types of white blood cells in the immune system. Therefore getting a regular massage is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Works with the central nervous system to lesson the effects of depression and anxiety. The nervous system has the ability to activate millions of chemical reactions in order to establish homeostasis or balance in your body.The nervous system works with the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates all functions of the body by releasing hormones, that produce the desired physical response in our bodies. Therefore achieving homeostasis.
Research has shown that therapeutic massage produces a tremendous benefit on the entire body. It influences mood in terms of inspiration, joy and enthusiasm. Massage has a calming effect, therefore reducing irritability, depression, anxiety, eating and obsessive compulsive disorders. Massage seems to increase the level of available serotonin, while producing an overall sense of calm.
What to do if you would like to experience the many benefits of massage therapy
Find a qualified Licensed Massage Therapist to discuss your concerns and symptoms with. The therapist can put together a wellness treatment plan for you. The plan may include physical therapy, diet and nutrition as well as massage therapy. Please call our clinic today at (941)925-2700 to schedule a massage therapy session that will get you back on the road to recovery. If you are around Bee Ridge, come to Back In Motion. If you are in the Gulf Gate area, you should know that our very own Cheryl LeFaivre, LMT also works as a licensed massage therapist at Spalypso.