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What a Massage Therapist can do for Your Health

In today’s society, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves and to maintain our health and wellness, especially with all of life’s daily pressures. To help you out with this, consider massage therapy. There is a lot a massage therapist can do for you, and it goes beyond just feeling relaxed.

Feel better overall

One benefit of massage therapy is that it eases muscle pain and can also help with anxiety and depression. Another thing a massage therapist can do for you is improve your sleeping habits. It helps people rest, and it can trigger sleep and relaxation in people who are going through chemo or radiation therapy. If you are someone who gets sick often, you will be interested to know that massage therapy can help boost your immunity. In addition, a massage can improve your white blood cell count, which is an important factor in protecting your body from disease.

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According to Best Health magazine, another thing a massage therapist can do for you is relieve you from headaches and decrease the frequency as well as the severity of tension headaches.

Some of the other health benefits of massage therapy is improved circulation, which will nourish your cells and it will even improve your waste elimination. Improved circulation can improve your oxygen levels as well as the nutrients to your muscle cells. A massage therapist will loosen tight muscles or knots as well as other aches and pains, and it will relieve your nerve compression such as carpel tunnel or sciatica. After you have done some massage therapy, you will notice that you are more flexible and your range of motion is better. You will feel more energetic and vitalized. Some massage styles help to heal scar tissue, ligament, tendon and muscle tears too. Massage therapy can relax your muscle tissue, which could decrease your nerve compression, increased joint space, and an improved range of motion.

Why do people feel relaxed after seeing a massage therapist? It lowers your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and it will boost your immune system. There are so many benefits to massage therapy!

Mental health benefits

The health benefits of massage therapy don’t just stop with the physical aspects. You will feel better mentally, and it will improve your mood, lower your stress level, and it can lower depression too. Massage therapy can be a wonderful complement to your other treatments or it can be used on its own to increase overall health and wellbeing. If you have been feeling run down, get sick often, suffer from headaches or need something relaxing to take your mind off your daily stress, consider massage therapy today. The range of benefits will surprise you and it will help you live your best and more relaxed life.

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