If you thought that a massage was nothing more than a pampering treatment, you couldn’t be more wrong. Massage actually has a lot of health benefits. In fact, the impact of massage on your overall health is such that patients with certain medical problems or injuries shouldn’t be massaged. Here are some of the most surprising benefits of massage therapy.
If you sit hunched over a desk all day, you probably have a significant amount of back pain. This can usually be remedied (or even prevented) with regular massage therapy. Massage relaxes the muscles that seize when sitting for long periods, which improves your posture and reduces back pain.
Increases in Serotonin and Dopamine
It has been proven through brain imaging studies that massage increases serotonin and dopamine, the two neurotransmitters mostly responsible for mood and mental acuity. This means that regular massage can help improve symptoms of certain mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, or ADHD (lack of focus). It also relieves insomnia.
Relieves chronic headaches
The biggest cause of chronic headaches is tension. When you hold a lot of tension in your body, you are more likely to have headaches that last for hours and happen on almost a daily basis. Massage relaxes the body and eases tension, not just in your muscles but your body as a whole. This gives you lasting relief.
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