Spring is a season of renewal and vitality. It’s a time when many of us emerge from our winter hibernation and start thinking about sprucing up our environment and our routines. Scheduling regular massage is a great way to support vitality – whether you’re hoping to improve mobility, immunity, or mood, it’s a routine that everyone can benefit from. Professional massage is a great mode of preventative care when received on a consistent basis. In fact, in many cultures, massage is performed every day. Read on for some key benefits of receiving a massage regularly.
Increased Creation of ‘Happy Hormones’
One benefit of regular massage is that it boosts levels of the hormones serotonin and oxytocin, and combats the creation of the stress hormone cortisol. Serotonin sends your body a calming message, and oxytocin makes you feel better overall. Massage helps to regulate these hormone levels, allowing you to destress and reach a place of relaxation.
Alleviating Aches and Pain
Chronic pain can come from sitting at a desk all day, having poor posture, or from an injury. Because massage helps increase blood flow throughout the entire body, it reduces inflammation and pain. Massage also helps to flush toxins from the muscles, which promotes healing from generalized muscle tension or injury. Anyone suffering from chronic pain should consider this added benefit of regular massage!
Massage therapy is a fantastic way to maintain and improve flexibility as well as range of motion. If your goal is to work on your flexibility, choose massage modalities like sports massage and deep tissue massage that focus on muscle tension, connective tissues, joints, tendons, and ligaments. During a sports massage, your certified massage therapist should take extra care stretching you out and manipulating your limbs to initiate movement in your joints. Getting massage on a regular basis will help keep your joints in good health and your muscles agile.
Enhanced Sleep Quality
Pressure applied during a massage triggers the creation of melatonin, the hormone your body releases for quality sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, book a Soothe massage in the evening. Once the massage is over you can get into bed and drift right to sleep. Because better sleep boosts our immune systems, improves focus and productivity, and makes us less likely to suffer from depression are all benefits of regular massage therapy.
Chronic Headache Relief
Massage can be an effective way to ease pain associated with chronic headaches or migraines the natural way. Headaches are often caused by stress, depleted energy, or poor circulation. Because massage improves blood flow to the heart and releases hormones that are effective in promoting relaxation, a massage can be just the thing to kick your headaches for good.
Strengthened Immune System
Boosting immunity has been top of mind for many since the pandemic. A surprising benefit of regular massage is that it supports your immune system by helping to release illness-fighting white blood cells. These blood cells will help your immune system to fight illness, as well as promote overall wellness.
After receiving a massage through the Soothe app, you can add your favorite therapist to rebook in the future. Through regular massage, you will become more familiar with focus areas and preferences, making the massage experience that much more powerful.
Ready to give your vitality a boost by adding regular massage to your routine? Book an appointment today.