Use Massage To Stay Healthy

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I will return on Wednesday, but for now I have a guest post about massages. Enjoy!

Use Massage To Stay Healthy Mentally and Physically

Everybody knows that getting a massage can make you feel more relaxed after a stressful day or work week. However, few people really understand all of the benefits of regular massage and how they can positively impact their lives.

Massage actually has a variety of different mental and physical benefits other than relaxation as well, some of which might surprise you.


Pain Relief

Individuals that suffer from chronic pain should consider making massage part of their regular routine just like exercise. That’s because massage can actually reduce pain by increasing endorphins in the body – the hormones that make humans feel pleasure.

Massage is a particularly effective treatment for individuals with chronic pain that isn’t easily diagnosed. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers often notice a major reduction in pain levels when they start getting regular massages.

Getting massages can also reduce pain in individuals who have conditions like arthritis or injuries related to the neck, lower back or joints, though these massages may need to be tailored to your specific condition to help you really reap their benefits.

Massage Promotes Increased Flexibility

Massage helps to promote increased flexibility – something that’s particularly important for people with conditions like arthritis, have back or neck injuries, or older adults who simply don’t feel as flexible as they once used to. Improved flexibility may also help seniors from injuring themselves accidentally.

Massage is particularly helpful for conditions like bursitis, tendonitis and arthritis. Regular massage may also be able to prevent secondary muscle-related injuries in individuals suffering from decreased flexibility.

Massage Improves Lymphatic Health

When your lymphatic system is working properly you decrease your chances of getting sick and your body is better able to heal and protect itself from problematic viruses and bacteria. Regular massage can help promote lymphatic system health.

While lymphatic massage can be beneficial for some people, it isn’t always necessary to improve overall lymphatic health. In most cases, lymphatic health can be improved through regular massage techniques.

Stress Relief

Massages are obviously quite relaxing, so it should come as no surprise that one of the leading benefits of massage is overall stress relief. We all face an incredible amount of stress in our lives – at least from time to time – and that stress can overwhelm many people, causing serious health problems over time.

Getting a massage when you’re feeling stressed or as a preventative measure can make a big difference. Getting that massage can also help you focus on important tasks and events in your life – which could in turn reduce work and family-related stress in your life!


Improved Sleep

Insomnia is a problem for many Americans and people all over the world. Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect cure for insomnia, but massage may be able to make the transition from wakefulness to sleep easier.

That’s because regular massage helps to relieve anxiety and depression – whether it’s caused by a stressful situation in your life or a mental health issue. Sleep is so essential to human health that if massage allows insomnia sufferers even a little bit more sleep each night it’s well worth the time and money invested in treatment.

Massage is particularly beneficial if done on a regular basis, so do what you can to make the time even during a busy week to get one. At the very least, aim for a massage once every 14 days, especially if you have chronic ailments or conditions that can easily be improved through therapeutic massage.

Guest Author: Tara Heath is a freelance writer from Southern California and covers a variety of subjects on from health to fitness. She loves getting regular massages during the week to help deal with everyday stresses.

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