Have you had a stressful day? Maybe it has been a stressful week?
There are many methods you can utilize to reduce stress. One avenue is to receive massage therapy. What exactly is massage therapy and how is it beneficial? I am glad you asked.
Massage therapy is a method used to manually manipulate muscles. Many studies have indicated that massage has reduced stress levels, pain, muscle tension, increase range of motion, stimulate lymph flow, and improve circulation. It doesn't end here, as there are many more benefits to accompany these improvements. For example, less stress may mean you will have less anxiety. This may aid in a disease you have contracted because of your high stress levels. Another example is if your range of motion increases, then your golf or basketball game will likely improve. These physical improvements have a mental affect on your body, creating a physiological benefit. . Thus, increasing your endorphins which can make you feel happier. Massage is not just for those who have nothing but time or money to spend on pampering, but it aids in the wellness of those who want to live a better life.
According to the Mayo Clinic, massage therapy may also assist with:
*Insomnia related to stress
*Myofascial pain syndrome
*Soft tissue strains or injuries
*Temporomandibular joint pain
A study found here was administered to 50 women with mildly elevated blood pressure. 25 women received a 15-minute massage, three times a week for 10 sessions, while a similar group of 25 women just relaxed for the same amount of time. Blood pressure fell at the end of the sessions and remained lower for several days—but only in the massage group.
As you can see there are reputable sources that acknowledge the power of a massage. Making time for you to get a massage has more benefits than most consider. That is why I love massage and will constantly exclaim "YOU DESERVE THIS!" You deserve a healthier lifestyle not only for the 60 minutes that you are on the massage table, but the days, weeks, months and years that ensue.
A healthy you is a better you.
So I will ask once again, "Y Knot You? Y Knot Massage? Y Knot now?"
For more information please call me at 352-286-5224 or comment below with any questions you would like to be answered.