Most people think of massages as a way to relax or just something you do on vacation. And while that’s true, a massage is much more than that. In fact, there are actually many benefits go getting a massage, even on a regular basis.
Let’s talk about 3 of the biggest benefits to getting a massage on a regular basis.
*Note – when we say regular basis, we are referring to the recommended once per week.
Battle Anxiety & Depression
The biggest benefit to getting regular massages is to help with anxiety and depression. Over the last decade, aniety and depression amongst people in the U.S. has risen dramatically. With the economy the way it was and with all the violence going on in today’s culture, it’s easy to fall into a depression.
Your body’s cortisol levels play a major role for anxiety pateints or petients suffering from depression. Lowering your cortisol levels can really help with depression and anxiety and getting a massage will do just that. Therefor getting a massage on a regular basis will help you keep your cortisol levels under control.
Build Your Immune System
Another benefit to getting regular massages is building your immune system. The number one method of defense in a person’s body is their white blood cells. Increasing the number of white blood cell counts in anyone’s body will give them a better chance to pretect themselves from harmful diseases.
Over the last decade, there have been many studies that have shown regular massage therapy will help boost the white blood cell count in your body.
Start Sleeping Better
It’s said that more than half of the population in America suffer from insufficient sleep. Not getting enough sleep can affect several different aspects of your life. In can cause a variety of health problems, problems at work, at school, and in general daily activities. Not only can regular massage therapy help you sleep better, it can actually cure your sleeping problems.
One thing a massage does is reduce fatigue in the mind and body and can help increase delta waves in your body, which are connected to deep sleep. There has been study after study on children and adults, even people that suffer from serious illnesses such as heart disease.
So if you just thought getting a massage was something you do on vacation to help you relax a little, now you know that it can be much more than that.
Watch this video to learn even more benefits to massage therapy