Generally, people get a massage for relaxation or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of movement. In fact, massage therapy is commonly used to address chronic lower back pain.
Massage therapy helps the body in so many ways. A good massage can help relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, improved joint space, and range of motion. This ultimately results in reduced pain and improved function.
Massage therapy is also known to help boost circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells as well as aids in the removal of waste products. These circulatory effects of massage therapy positively affect some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema.
Because getting a massage generally induces a relaxation response, it leads to lower the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. It can also help boost the immune system while decreasing the physical effects of stress.
These effects suggest that massage therapy may be helpful for a wide range of conditions. Some of which are listed below:
Massage can help treat, or reduce pain and increase functioning in these conditions:
- Carpal tunnel
- Tension headaches
- Muscle injury
- Tendon and muscle tears
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Varicose veins
- Pregnancy-related back pain
- Myofascial pain
- Sore or overused muscles
It can also aid in managing symptoms or complications of:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscular dystrophies
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Hypertension and congestive heart failure
- Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases
Getting regular good massages can also offer other psychological, emotional, and physical benefits such as:
- Improved mood
- Reduced anxiety
- Lower stress levels
- Reduced anger and aggression
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduced fatigue
- Enhanced immune system
- Improved athletic performance and recovery
So what are you waiting for? ake advantage of the many health benefits of getting a good massage. Book a session with us here at Nirvelli Day Spa today!