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Massage. The word alone sounds relaxing as you say it. No longer considered a guilty pleasure, massage therapy is considered an essential part of a healthy wellness lifestyle. There’s no denying the power of the therapeutic touch of bodywork. Whether you call it rejuvenating, therapeutic, or pampering, or the reasons you seek it — a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management — massage therapy can be a powerful tool in your healthcare efforts. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster than high stress. Massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. Of course, the obvious benefits of a good massage are the melting away of muscle tension from a build up of stress, but you may have ever asked yourself “What are the benefits of massage?”. Well know you can answer that question.
Massage Decreases Pain
Massage therapy can decrease pain. Since approximately 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it’s nice to know that massage can be helpful if that back pain involves muscles that are tight or in spasm. Further, massage therapy also seems to be helpful in reducing pain for those living with osteoarthritis.
Massage Improves Sleep
Research from University of Miami has also shown that the calming touch of a good quality massage can help you spend more time in the deep restorative stage of sleep where the body repairs and renews itself each night.
The Many Benefits of Massage
Since massage can improve circulation throughout the body, it makes sense that it can also boost circulation of your immune system’s white blood cells which help ward off colds and other illnesses. By promoting relaxation, massage can help improve your mental focus and concentration for completing difficult or complex mental tasks. Massage therapy has been shown to aid patients receiving cancer treatment by improving immune system function, relaxation and sleep quality while reducing fatigue, nausea, anxiety and pain. Many studies show promise for massage therapy showing positive effects in boosting mood for those suffering with depression. Tension headache involving tight muscles in the neck and shoulders often respond very well to massage. Regular massage sessions can certainly be effective in minimizing chronic headaches of this type. Chronic headache sufferers who utilize regular massage therapy often experience headaches that are less frequent, less intense and of less duration.
Research Shows That Massage Reduces Stress
The reduced stress experienced after massage therapy is backed up by science. Research has shown that cortisol, a major stress hormone, is lower with massage therapy. Since stress is usually an ongoing problem, so too should your massage therapy for stress reduction be a great weapon in your arsenal for minimizing the effects of stress on your body and health. People often report a better sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance which bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
Can I have aromatherapy during my massage?
Massage is also a great way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy. Your massage therapist might ask you if you’d like to receive aromatherapy as part of your session. Your therapist might use massage lotion that is scented with a certain essential oil or blend of oils. They may also diffuse essential oils in the massage therapy room for you to smell and enjoy breathing in. Your massage therapist may choose a relaxing oil such as lavender or they may choose peppermint or eucalyptus to open your airways and enhance your breathing. Your massage therapist will always use health grade essential oils that are natural and safe to use.
If you are sensitive to scents, please do let the office know ahead of time. We will ensure that your massage therapist uses unscented, hypoallergenic massage lotion, and will place you in a room that has not had aromatherapy performed in it that day. All of the clinic’s linens are washed with unscented hypoallergenic laundry detergent.
Benefits of Massage Therapy with your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT):
- better sleep
- better concentration and mental clarity
- better circulation/blood flow
- better injury healing
- better surgical recovery
- boost immunity
- decreased PMS symptoms of cramping and water retention
- deeper breathing
- increased joint mobility and muscle flexibility
- improved posture
- less anxiety
- less fatigue
- lower blood pressure
- more relaxation
- relief from headaches
- relief from joint pain and muscle aches
- relaxed tight muscles
- relief from stress
Conditions that your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) can help you with:
- anxiety and depression
- cancer symptoms
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- edema and swelling
- frozen shoulder
- inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
- joint dislocations
- multiple sclerosis
- neck, back and leg pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- pregnancy (pre- and post-natal)
- sports injuries
- TMJ/jaw pain
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. Getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Regular massage therapy can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs. It’s time to book online or call 905-417-5272 for your appointment.