Reasons for Regular Massage
Releases Endorphins – whenever you get a massage, the pressure exerted on the skin triggers your nervous system. In turn, this stimulates the release of endorphins in the brain. Endorphins are actually natural painkillers, and when released, they make us feel good overall and a feeling of euphoria.
Help lower your blood pressure - getting massages on a regular basis has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure problems.
Strengthen Your Immune System – regular massage therapy boosts the immune system by stimulating natural killer cells. Since therapeutic massage decreases cortisol that destroys natural killer cells, your immune system gets a boost. An increase in white blood cells and natural killer-cell activity better prepares the body to fight off possible invading cells.
Stress reduction - Cortisol is produced when you are stressed, and kills important cells needed for immunity. So, when massage reduces your stress levels (and the cortisol) in your body, it may help you avoid getting sick.
Hasten the Recovery Process - whether you’ve previously been injured playing sports, had surgery some months prior, or you just had a bout of flu, massages can help you get back on your feet more quickly, as massage improves blood circulation. This causes oxygen and other nutrients to be distributed throughout the body and helps the recovery process.
Helps get rid of toxins faster - Lymphatic massage targets the lymph nodes, which are basically our purifiers. With a lymphatic massage, we give the lymph nodes a helping hand in flushing out toxins from the body.
Adding regular massage to your wellness routine is a smart and healthy decision.