A regular massage goes a long way in improving one’s health and state of mind. Some of the well documented reasons encouraging regular massages include:
1) Reduction of muscle tension
Massages such as sports and deep tissue massages promote better circulation, which in turn supplies more oxygen and nutrients to muscles. This results in removal of accumulated waste (usually lactic acid) from muscle areas. If unchecked, this waste leads to pain in affected muscles.
2) Stress relief
With chronic stress being associated with heart diseases, fewer sex hormone production and general poor body development, it is quite evident that it is to be avoided when applicable. Swedish massages offer this needed relief by increasing endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals improve our moods, calm our bodies and leave us stress-free.
3) Improved sporting performance
Most athletes, whether professionals or amateurs, usually over work particular muscle sets depending on the sport. By including a sport massage to their regimen, athletes benefit by avoiding possible injuries to strained muscle tissues. These massages focus on common trouble spots (strained muscles). Additionally, a sport massage enhances an athletes flexibility, making their performances better while avoiding injury.
4) Improved metabolism
By applying pressure through to body points through massages one is capable of improving their metabolism. This implies that you would be able to absorb your body’s required nutrients from your meals more efficiently. Better metabolism is also associated with weight loss. Therefore massages are recommended to healthy diets while trying to reduce one’s weight.
5) Better sleep quality
Poor sleeping patterns tend to affect other aspects of our lives. With issues ranging from poor reaction time to added weight, lack of good quality sleep is an issue that needs checking. Studies have shown that massages are capable of reducing fatigue improving your sleep quality. This holds true for a wide range of people, from infants to the elderly.
Whether for medical reasons or otherwise, we stand to become healthier beings by having a massage from time to time. With a relaxed body and less stressed mind, it becomes easier to stay focused on the more important things.