Some people are hesitant about getting a massage. They are not sure about the health benefits of massage therapy. Hopefully, this list gathered by BEST HEALTH and Medical Daily will change your mind. The benefits are:
1. Massage therapy offsets the body damage done by prolonged sitting.
Excessive sitting can cause pain, posture problems and weakness in the back and gluteal muscles. However, regular massage therapies can counter the damage done by prolonged sitting.
2. Massage therapy reduces anxiety and depression.
"Human touch, in a context that is safe, friendly and professional, can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing," massage therapist Aaron Tanason told BEST HEALTH. Medical Daily also reports that massage therapy reduces feelings of anxiety and depression by lowering cortisol levels in the body.
3. Massage therapy improves sleep quality.
People who have difficulties at night will definitely benefit from massage therapy. And for people who do not have problems falling asleep, massage therapy can make the quality of your sleep even better. "Most studies credit it to massages increasing delta waves, brain waves connected to deep sleep, which would explain why it's easier to drift off on a massage table," Medical Daily explained.
4. Massage therapy improves the immune system.
One of the most surprising health benefits of massage therapy is that it can actually increase the amount of lymphocytes in the body. These are white blood cells which protect our body from diseases and infections.
Now that you know, are you ready to schedule a massage?
Source: Parent Herald
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