How a Massage Can Improve Your Overall Well-being

How a Massage Can Improve Your Overall Well-being

When English writer A. N. Wilson said, “I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher,” many of us at InHome nodded our heads in agreement! Massage therapy relaxes you both physically and mentally and leads to more productive functioning in life. It has numerous benefits to your overall well-being.

Reduces stress
Stress is generally a byproduct of physical and emotional burnouts. During stress, the cortisol level in your body increases. Your body usually seeks more energy during stressful and tensed situations. Cortisol provides your body with the necessary energy by releasing the stored energy (in the form of glucose) stored in the body. This is the additional energy required by you in a ‘fight or flight’ situation. The constant high cortisol levels over a long duration increases the percentage of glucose in the blood. It might finally result in you having a high blood sugar level in the long term. The disease generally related to high blood sugar level (hyperglycemia) is diabetes. Massage therapy can seriously reduce the stress, thus preventing the chances of hyperglycemia.  

Reduces anxiety
Massage therapy reduces anxiety. It is specifically beneficial for people suffering from GAD (general anxiety disorder). Massage therapy calms the patient down. Also, the physical proximity of a person with calmness and empathy works wonder for the patient.

Uplifts the mood
Massage therapy generally uplifts the mood as it reduces the tension, anxiety and stress in you. Massage therapy also, directly and indirectly, works on hormone secretion and regulation. The hormone regulation in your favor generally leads to a reduction in anxiety, increase in enthusiasm, upliftment of mood and cheerfulness
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Relief from aches, pains and muscle knots
Massage therapy reduces the effects of wear and tear in muscles. It streamlines the muscle knots. Some specialized muscle therapy systems also cure tears in tendons, ligaments and muscles.

Improves the posture, flexibility and movement
As massage therapy reduces the stress, aches, pains, knots, wear and tear in the muscles, it automatically improves your posture, flexibility and movement capabilities.

Increases blood circulation
Massage therapy induces blood flow to the targeted regions. The increased flow of blood and nutrients keep the cells healthy and cleans the waste. The essential nutrients enable the different parts of the body to perform respective functions.

Reduces the body balance and induces deep sleep
Massage therapy restores the natural electrochemical balance in the body. It also works on the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system generally controls the heartbeat rate during sleep and affects breathing patterns. As massage therapy also calms down the body, it usually induces a deep slumber. 

Strengthened immune system
Research has proved that the specialized type of massage strengthens the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells.  

Massage can really improve your well-being holistically. It can help you to live an anxiety-free and stress-free life, regulate your hormones properly and make you cheerful.