There are many immediate and long-term benefits of massage therapy. We have listed a few below.
Therapeutic massage can help relieve chronic pain, including lower back, neck and shoulder pain. Massage acts directly on your muscles relieving chronic muscle tension, accident or injury related pain, short-term spasm as well as pain caused by periods of forced inactivity.
Relaxation and Stress Relief
Certain massage techniques can help reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. Massage helps reverse the damaging physiological effects of stress by inducing a relaxation response that can benefit the immune and digestive systems, and create positive changes in the entire body/mind system. Many people find that following a massage, they experience enhanced sleep quality.
Faster Recovery Time From Workouts
Sports massage promotes the recovery of fatigued muscles, and the healing of injuries. This enables you to resume activity sooner, enhances your performance, and helps your muscles work more efficiently.
Massage increases blood supply and nutrition to the muscles, hastening the removal of metabolic waste products from the muscle tissue.
Increased Body Awareness
Receiving massage can help you recognize muscular tension as it occurs, so you can take measures to release it before it becomes a problem. Your therapist will also teach you techniques to help you reduce pain and increase flexibility.
Massage Therapy can increase joint flexibility and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles.