Everyone who has ever asked for a quick neck rub knows that massage therapy is relaxing and reduces anxiety. Those are the obvious benefits of massage therapy but there are some surprising benefits that may not know about. We will list at least three below.
1. MASSAGE FOR BLOOD FLOW AND CIRCULATION
Massage can get your circulation going during therapy but continued long-term massage can also improve overall circulation. The hands-on pressure moves blood through damaged areas that do not get the attention through normal activity. This attention also removes lactic acid which improves the lymph fluid circulation and carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles.
2. REDUCE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES WITH MASSAGE
Long term studies have shown that a consistent massage can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. If you include the relaxation, stress reduction, and improved circulation, you reduce the trigger sources for heart attack and strokes.
3. MASSAGE CAN IMPROVE POSTURE AND SLEEP
Simply put, when your muscles are stiff they don’t allow you to have the flexibility or the relaxed state to have proper posture. Bad posture is the first domino in a chain of other issues that usually relate to pain. Back, neck, and muscle pain can all be the result of poor posture. Managing constant pain also results in poor sleep.