Benefits of Massage With Heat Therapy Wraps November 12, 2015 10:27

It’s pretty well known that getting a massage feels good. But did you know it does your body, mind, and spirit a whole lot of good as well? Here are eight surprising health benefits of massage.

Ease muscle pain. Got a cranky back? Sore from a hard workout? Massage can help. Massage increases and improves circulation, which helps ease sore muscles.

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Relieve headaches. For some, massage can decrease the frequency and severity of tension headaches and migraines.

Improve sleep. Massage can help you sleep in a few different ways. First, it can easy body discomforts that can keep us awake. Second, it can help lessen stress and anxiety that often keep us awake.

Counteract negative effects of sitting. Most of us spend our days sitting, even if we work out regularly. This can cause what is called postural stress, where tension is carried in the shoulders and neck as well as pain in the low back and glutes. Regular massages can help counterbalance the effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Ease back pain.  Massage an help ease back soreness as well as lead to decreased stiffness.

Boost immunity. In addition to reducing stress which improves the immune system, research has shown that massage boosts your white blood cell count, which plays a large role in defending the body from illness.

Help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Research has shown that regular massage can help aid those that experience stress, anxiety, and depression. Massage helps reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved with depression.

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