Aside from the rest and relaxation that you get from a massage, it also has great health benefits that many people might not even know about! Here are 5 benefits of getting a full-body massage at home:
- Your nervous system relaxes.
Since the entire body goes into relaxation mode, the pressure on the nerves caused by tight muscles are relieved. More so, having a relaxed nervous system balances overall hormone production in your body. According to Zeel, “hormones that regulate sleep/wake cycles, menstrual cycles, immune cells, blood sugar, and even how much food you eat, all react positively to the relaxation that accompanies a full-body massage.”
- It’s good for the heart.
Massages have great benefits for your cardiac health too! The heart benefits from your body relaxing, including lower blood pressure. Hypertension and its associated symptoms were reduced through massage therapy, as reported in a 1998 study by Field, T. M.
- Promotes improved breathing.
Tension always gathers in the muscles in our shoulder, chest, and neck, so breathing can become restricted when we’re stressed, and as you relax more and your breathing deepens, the massage therapist can focus on these areas of tightness and subsequently assist respiration.
- Increases joint mobility and flexibility.
There are specific types of massages that target dysfunctions in mobility, like myotherapy. Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction (Source: BetterHealth Channel).
- Encourages healthy digestion.
Stress can take its toll on your digestive system, so by regularly getting a massage, you lessen the stress that wreaks havoc on how you process food and nutrients.
Stay healthy and stress-free by booking a massage service on the GoodWork app today!