The benefits of massage, whether a single massage or regular routine massage, are so numerous that seriously, if the benefits of massage could be bottled up and sold, everyone would buy it! In addition to renewing and refreshing the mind and spirit; here is no major system in the physical body that is not helped by massage.
- Massage helps relieve acute pain
- Massage mitigates chronic pain
- Massage calms and optimizes the nervous system
- Massage enhances the respiratory system
- Massage increases lymph flow
- Massage improves cardiovascular function
- Massage improves memory and sleep
Additionally, for many people, the massage room is one of the only places they fully relax. Our lives are so constantly hectic, the massage might be the only time some people put down their phones, or are are out of earshot of others. The power of spending an hour or two every week or two dedicated to nothing but caring for every single system in your body, plus your mind and spirit is enormous; and it yields both immediate and long-term results.
As massage becomes more mainstream, many clients are reporting that they rely on massage as part of their healthcare routine. Similar to regular exercise, a healthy diet and a sleep routine; regular massage is key to maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. If you don’t have a regular massage routine established, now is the time to do so. Just like brushing your teeth is something that needs to be done regularly, not just when you have a tooth ache; massage is something that yields the best results when done regularly, not just when you’re broken.
Suzanne Andrew, Owner of Island Massage Therapy, www.IslandMassageOnline.com. Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga Therapist and Florida LMT (MA51338)