Massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan. Today people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes.
Stress related issues
Muscle tension and spasm
Increase joint flexibility
Stimulating the lymphatic system
Reducing depression and anxiety
Reducing back, leg, and neck pain
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. When a smoothing touch is applied to the skin, massages are sent to the brain to relax the body.
While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked.
Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.