A massage is not only an incredible relaxing experience, but it also provides a number of health benefits too, here we take a look at them.
Jennifer Goldsworthy, LMT, founder and owner of Bristol’s ShenMindBody,believes that massage is one of the most important things one should treat themselves to on a regular basis.
Jennifer says: “Massage is an investment in one’s health. The body is the most amazing engineered piece of equipment ever created or formed. It’s crazy to think one’s bicycle, closet or car receives more attention.”
Here are ShenMindBody’s top ten reasons massage is important to the body and mind.1. Reduces anxiety. (As a natural deep relaxant, a successful massage can significantly reduce anxiety. Usually, anxiety is stored in some key areas of the body; the lower back, shoulders, abdomen, and neck. By relieving these areas of tension, the mind can 'let go' of anxiety and experience a light, almost freeing sensation.) 2. Can manage chronic migraines, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tight neck and shoulders. 3. Can dramatically aid lymph movement, which together with blood, supplies nutrients and oxygen and rids wastes and toxins. 4. Reduces/eliminates exercise-induced pain. Regular massage can increase endurance, control muscle and physical fatigue. It can also speed muscle recovery rates as it eliminates irritation from waste. 5. Helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally by promoting well nourished and healthy skin. 6. Improves:
- circulation of blood
- immune system functioning
- energy flow
- general relaxation while reducing muscular tension
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