Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been used for many years to help promote healing and relieve pain. Massage therapy can provide many benefits to your overall health which include helping reduce stress, relieving muscle tension and helping with a variety of injuries. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, a recent survey showed that 72 percent of individuals said to have received a massage for either stress or medical reasons. There are many different types of massages but all produce similar results. Most licensed massage therapists offer several different massage techniques to best suit you and your needs. Massage therapy in Idaho Falls has become more commonly used either alongside or in place of different medical treatments.

Physical Benefits

Therapeutic massage can help improve your immune system functioning by stimulating the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is what helps your body rid itself of toxins and waste. Unlike the cardiovascular system, there is no pump to circulate the fluid. Thru massage therapy it can help the lymph fluid circulate. A massage can also help lower your blood pressure and slow your heart rate. Also, as expected a massage helps people to relax and that will also help reduce your blood pressure. By improving your circulation, it improves the blood flow to your organs, including your skin which is the body’s largest organ. Getting a massage has a wide range of benefits such as:

  • xray view of getting massageRelieve Stress
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Ease Depression and Anxiety
  • Sleep Better
  • Help Fibromyalgia Pain
  • Decrease Joint/Arthritis Pain
  • Reduce Muscle Tension
  • Reduce Chronic Pain

Massage therapy is most commonly used for those that suffer from pain including those with arthritis, chronic pain diseases (such as lupus and fibromyalgia), migraines and sports injuries amongst many others. A massage relieves the pain by reducing muscle tension and by the release of endorphins. Endorphins are a natural chemical that interact with the receptors in your brain to reduce your perception of pain.

Mental Benefits

Amongst the many physical reasons to receive a massage, therapy massage can help your mental health as well. Massages are commonly known to help relax and ease the tension in people. When you take care of your physical health you can help improve your mental health. When receiving a massage your body also releases serotonin and dopamine which help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression can have an effect on your sleep as well. Also, by relaxing your body it will help with insomnia and improve your sleep quality. In addition, many people benefit from the comfort felt when receiving a massage. The sense of connection and benefits of human contact can help relieve depression and increase your overall mood.woman smiling during massage

Whatever your reason may be to seek relief, thru a therapeutic massage you too can find the results you desire. All the way from helping your overall state of mind down to the tips of your achy toes, massage therapy has its many benefits. Don’t wait too long to take advantage of a professional massage, contact us here to make your appointment today.

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