Improve your physical and mental well-being with massage
If you have ever had a massage, you know what a deep sense of relaxation and calm can follow. Therapeutic touch can help you work out muscle knots, aches and pains, but it can also leave you feeling more mentally clear and refreshed.
Making massage a regular part of your routine can help you access both mental and physical benefits on a regular basis. Massage can truly be part of your overall healthy lifestyle.
Below are just a few of the physical and mental benefits of massage, as shown by research:
- Pain reduction
- Increased flexibility, which supports injury prevention
- Improved circulation of blood and oxygen
- Reduced muscles spasms and cramps
- Relieves tension in the neck, shoulders, back, hips and throughout the body
- Decreases anxiety and depression
- Improves concentration and mental acuity
- Supports deeper and more restful sleep
- Stress relief
- Eases fatigue, both physical and mental
Therapeutic touch and massage therapy have been used for thousands of years to improve people’s quality of life. In modern times, massage can be a wonderful way to take a much-needed break from a stressful routine. It can also help you feel better both physically and mentally.
As a complement to traditional medicine, massage can also help treat injuries and certain medical conditions. With a referral from your physician, medical massage may even be covered by your insurance.
If you would like to know more about the research-based benefits of massage therapy, visit the American Massage Therapy Association’s research page. From pain to aging, massage has been shown to support various aspects of health and well-being.
Be Well Bodyworks offers massage therapy and a wide variety of complementary services, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling, therapeutic yoga and more. In the month of July, try a new service and receive a discount. Contact us to learn more.