It’s so easy to say massages are relaxing, but they can also be part of your self-care and health routine. Because there are so many benefits of getting massage besides reducing stress and increasing relaxation.
Massage - More Than Just Relaxation?
Massage can reduce pain, muscle soreness and tension. It can improve your circulation, improving blood flow and moving lymph fluid by releasing toxins from your muscles. Receiving massage can also improve sleep by decreasing cortisol, a stress hormone, and increasing serotonin and dopamine, which are happy hormones. These happy hormones can also aid in combating depression and pain. These are just few of the amazing benefits massage can have for you! Massage is a great way to improve your general wellness, going beyond simple relaxation.
To get the most health benefits from massage therapy, it’s recommended that you receive a massage weekly. Depending on your lifestyle and stress level, the positive side effects of massage can last from 3 days to 2 weeks.
After your massage it’s important to hydrate! With the release of toxins, you will want to have lots of fluids. Go ahead and stretch! Stretching after your massage can continue the tension relief, so stretch away! And most importantly rest! Allow your body the recovery time to get rid of the toxins released and relish in the relaxation of reduced muscle tension.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your weekly massage with one of our student professionals and begin your healing journey.