Massage therapy goes beyond having a luxurious experience
What You Need to Know About Massage Therapy
Massage therapy goes beyond having a luxurious experience. Studies have shown that massage therapy has numerous benefits that extend beyond relieving sore muscles. According to the National Holistic Institute, Approximately 42% Americans undergo massage therapy for Injury Recovery, Migraine control, and generally to improve one's well-being.
Additionally, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, between the years 2015 and 2016, at least 30% of Americans went through massage sessions for the purposes of stress reduction. Bearing in mind that stress is now a major concern among the American population, this is an important fact to consider. At least 40% of the population have reportedly experienced an increase in their stress levels over time.
Stress has been linked to numerous health problems. Jay Winner, MD, health expert and author of the book, Take the Stress Out of Your Life states that stress can cause just about any health problem imaginable. So, it is imperative to take care of yourself, physically, mentally, as well as emotionally.
That said, it is obvious that exercising and eating well can fully benefit our health. However, not many have the time to incorporate an effective exercise program into their busy lifestyles. If you fall into this category, then you can incorporate massage into your routine. Studies have shown that massage is really similar to exercise. Let us look at a few ways massage is similar to exercise.
Increase Your Metabolism
Yes, you read that right! Once you slow down and take some extra time for yourself, you'll be surprised about the benefits. Stress is known to release a hormone known as cortisol. This hormone, released by the adrenal glands has a direct correlation to your metabolism.
Slowing down and relaxing will lower the level of cortisol in your body and increase your metabolism. A reduction in the stress hormone, cortisol, will also improve and strengthen your immune system. This will, in turn, improve your health and well-being.
Swedish massage is known for its efficacy in relieving stress, which is a type of massage we specialize in.
Consistency Reaps Benefits
Much like exercise, you can only reap the benefits of massage if you remain consistent. You can't just have one session of massage therapy and think you're good. Massage will not relieve those back pains or treat those muscle ailments at one go. You have to keep at it.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association, consistency reaps the therapeutic benefits you are looking for.
Muscle Workout for Muscle Growth
If you are an exercise enthusiast, you know how exercise can benefit your muscles. Exercise, especially intense exercise, tends to tear down muscles and promote the growth of new and stronger muscles.
The same applies to massage.Notice after a massage, more specifically, a deep tissue massage, you tend to experience sore muscles. This is due to the release of an acid known as lactic acid. This acid is released in instances of a physical activity, to help break down carbohydrates into energy.
In conclusion, massage is very similar to exercise, in terms of benefits and routine. In order to reap the full benefits of massage therapy, you need to be consistent and do it more frequently than occasionally.