What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

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Massage TherapyOf course, one of the main benefits of having a massage is to relax, but did you know they offer so many more benefits? 

There are multiple different types of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep, and sports, depending on each person’s individual needs. But whatever type of massage you get, they all come with several benefits. 

Helps to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression

You know that feeling of calm you feel after having a massage? Sounds familiar, right? Well, that feeling can help to fight stress, anxiety, and depression. Better still, having regular massages can actually have a long-term impact, helping to reduce these anxious feelings on a daily basis. Yes, it’s been proven that massages help to release any tension, which in turn helps your mind and body relax more.

Eases muscle pain

It’s no secret that massages will help to reduce muscle pain, including that in the back, neck, and knees. Regular massage therapy can improve circulation, which can assist with overall pain management long-term.

It’s also worth noting that massage therapy can help people undergoing cancer treatments, both physically and emotionally. In some cases, massages can help lessen any pain that comes with cancer while helping patients relax, which can improve their well-being.

Can help you sleep better

Are you struggling to sleep? Perhaps you suffer from insomnia? Massage therapy could provide the perfect solution, helping you sleep more deeply. When you get a massage, your nervous system slows down due to the pressure which will lead to a deeper, more restorative night’s sleep. 

Helps to reduce headaches

Believe it or not but a massage can help combat those nasty headaches you find yourself suffering with. Massage therapy is thought to immediately affect tension headaches, so don’t hesitate to book an appointment when your next headache hits.

Can help fight fatigue

Although this might sound bizarre because massages are said to relax you, they can actually help fight that fatigue feeling. No matter why you might be feeling a bit tired, one easy solution is regular massages.

Improves flexibility and improve physical fitness

You’ll find many professional athletes have regular massages, and it’s easy to see why. Massage therapy helps to reduce muscle tension, which in turn will improve flexibility, boost physical fitness, and, what’s more, prevent future injuries from occurring.

Helps to combat viruses

It’s been said that massages can help with blood circulation – and in particular better circulation of white blood cells – which will support the body when it comes to fighting viruses and diseases while boosting a person’s immune system.

Book a massage today

Whether it’s to improve your wellness, help fight pain or assist you with getting a better night’s sleep, massage therapy undoubtedly comes with many benefits. If you are looking for massage therapy in Kent, WA, then schedule an appointment with Kent East Chiropractic. 

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