Massage can be extremely beneficial in sooooo many ways!!
I want to talk about the benefits of massage on both your mind and body.
Massage is a great way to help your body thrive.
Feel amazing inside and out
If you’ve ever had a massage, you’ll know that they are great for helping you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Massage therapy is known to decrease cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is the stress hormone and when this is decreased we can generally feel calmer, both mentally and physically.
So many benefits from massage
Massage has so many benefits. I want to talk about 5 top reasons to introduce massage into your life.
Having a professional massage once a month can have life changing effects.
Let’s have a look at just some of the main benefits.
Decrease stress levels – feel amazing
Of course, we all experience stress in our lives,. There are 2 types of stress, both good and bad.
Stress causes an elevation in cortisol, the stress hormone. This increase can wreak havoc on our body and mind and cause dysfunction and even disease.
Massages can help to decrease cortisol and manage stress in many ways.
One of the physical benefits of massage therapy can help decrease the stress response our body and mind produce and actually lower cortisol.
Another benefit is that the massage allows one to decompress, relax, unwind and rest. This is important in stressful times in order to balance out the other feelings and emotions that may result from stress such as anxiety and depression.
Increase flexibility in muscles
Increase immune function
Massages help the body to work more effectively and efficiently thus boosting the immune system.
There is an increase in circulation, oxygenation, healing cells and blood flow, decreased cortisol and even an effect on the endocrine system itself.
The immune system is what fights off colds, viruses, and even diseases.
When this system is working at it’s most optimum, our bodies can function so much better and fight off infections.
Reduce pain – from head to toe
Sleep better – sounds remarkable doesn’t it?
So much more:
It is important to introduce relaxation techniques, such as massage, into our lives to maintain a balance.
Massage if part of looking after yourself and everyone can benefit from a little more self care.
That is all for now
I will be bringing you more blogs each month.
My aim is to share tips with you about looking after yourself. Simple things you can introduce into your life, that can have a big impact.
Of course I will also be keeping you up to date with what I am up to with Just the Tonic Beauty & Retreats.
Take care, for now
Lots of love