The benefits of regular massage are proven for everyone.
Massage therapy is a treatment that has been around for thousands of years, and why? Because it works!
Most of you would agree that massage treatments make us feel like we are floating on cloud nine.
However, majority of us only use massage as an occasional or luxury treatment.
Regular exercise is also said to increase the amounts of our feel good hormones and we all know we need to do it more regularly!
So why are we less inclined to get a regular massage?
We need to get ourselves away from thinking that massage is a luxurious treatment and start seeing it as a recovery tool that we use on our road to better health.
Well I’m about to give you many excuses to justify booking in your next massage treatment!
Why Massage Therapy?
Massage Feels Great! Let’s start with the obvious.
Receiving a massage feels great!
In fact, massage makes us feel great because of its ability to reduce the amounts of cortisol (stress hormone) we produce and allows us to increase the amounts of serotonin and dopamine (feel good hormones).
Is Massage just for Athletes? Who can benefit from Massage?
Massage is great for any soft tissue injuries, and I’m not talking about those only high performance athletes gain from continuous wear, tear and overuse.
Massage can benefit conditions such as:
– frozen shoulder
– disc bulges
– postural abnormalities
– post surgical recovery
After all, during surgery an incision is made through the soft tissues causing a soft tissue injury that needs to be healed over a period of time.
Massage through injured soft tissue helps reduce excess scar tissue from laying down, increases flexibility for that tissue in the future and also increase circulation through the lymphatic and blood circulatory systems. So if you want to create a speedier recovery a massage seems a good option.
And if you are still not convinced that you should have massage, lets list the top 6 benefits of a regular massage.
Top 6 Benefits of Regular Massage
- Massage dramatically reduces pain in chronic pain patients
- Massage helps reduce tension in short contracted muscles and stimulates weaker muscles to activate
- Massage increases flexibility and mobility
- Massage helps with recovery for exercise induced fatigue
- Massage can balance the nervous system by soothing it or stimulating it
- Massage reduces levels of anxiety and depression.
If you like the sound of what massage could do for you, please contact us to make an appointment with Michael or Ellie.
Ellie Haycraft, myPhysioSA Massage and Sports Therapist