Why should I get a massage?
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest and most widely used healing modalities on the planet. It's been used by many ancient cultures, including the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Indians. All of them were convinced that massage had great therapeutic benefits and they widely used it to treat a variety of elements.
Massage is still used in much the same way today. Though it may seem like a luxury service only found in a high-end day spa or resort, that simply isn’t the case. Even in the smaller cities, you’re likely to find a plethora of independent massage therapists who offer therapeutic massage services because of their healing benefits.
One of the most immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. That's what people love most about it. Actually, this feeling comes because massage prompts the immediate release of endorphins or the brain chemical, the produces feelings of wellbeing.
When that happens, our levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are also immediately reduced. In the process of relaxation, our body’s own fight or flight mechanisms slow down and allow us to more deeply relax into a space of serene safety and peace.
Too many stress hormones can also impair our immune system. Once those have been reduced, people will often feel healthier and have a much greater resistance to common illnesses.
That’s not all. There are many other benefits of therapeutic massage. Some of those might include reduced muscle
tension, improved circulation, and stimulation of the lymphatic system. A good
massage can also help release pent up muscle tension, increased joint mobility and flexibility,
improved skin tone, heighten mental
alertness, and reduced anxiety and depression.
And, of course, let’s not forget about the healing benefits, especially if there is muscle strain or injury involved.
If you’re looking for an alternative way to protect your health or maybe even improve your health, Why not give massage a try? Our friends at Logan Utah Massage can help you feel your best as you tackle the daily tasks and stress of life.