Massage therapy is increasingly growing in demand and popularity. With its non-invasive approach, massage therapy is a powerful treatment that aids in the healing the entire body. By providing this service for someone, you’ll help improve both their health and happiness. Here are four major benefits of massage therapy:
When our body is under a lot of stress, it produces unhealthy levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which creates adverse effects on our mental and physical health; anything from weight gain and sleep deprivation to digestive issues and headaches. However, a massage can prevent these negative reactions by drastically decreasing levels of stress and anxiety. When someone receives a massage, their body is able to relax, recover, and rejuvenate. This also plays a role in lowering diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
Strengthens Immune System
When our body is under any type of stress, it’s extremely susceptible to illnesses and injuries. Since massage therapy aids in decreasing stress, like discussed above, it also plays a role in strengthening the immune system. While the best results generally come from receiving massage treatments on a regular basis, even a few sessions can increase the cytotoxic capacity – the activity level of the body’s natural ‘killer cells’ – and enhance the body’s ability to deliver nourishment. This enables you to help keep someone’s body strong, resilient, and healthy.
The use of hands-on pressure during each massage moves the blood throughout the body and targets damaged or congested areas. This promotes a healthy healing process and can aid in a speedy recovery for an injured area. Moreover, the motions and techniques of massage therapy help remove lactic acid from the muscle tissues. This results in lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles leading to an improved overall body function.
From sitting at a desk all day to having a labor-intensive position, people’s necks, backs, glutes, and joints take a beating throughout the day. Massage therapy helps bring the body back to alignment by releasing tension in these common areas. By releasing these muscles from their tense state, due to bad posture or poor lifting form, the body is able to heal and move back to its proper position. The patient will experience greater mobility and flexibility, which will help prevent future injuries; especially if they receive treatment on a consistent basis.
Healing Hands has equipped many graduates with the skills needed to provide successful treatment to their patients. For more information, visit us HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.