Why should I get a Massage? Besides the fact that they feel good, there are a myriad of really good reasons why a massage is actually really good for both your Physical Health and your Emotional Health.
Massage and General Health:
We know what Physical Health is; it is health relating to our physical body. Emotional Health can include the ability to accurately express emotions, the ability to learn, and the ability to have meaningful social interactions and connections. Massage is a great way to reconnect our Physical and Emotional health. You will never feel more healthy than when you have a balanced connection between the two. Anxiety, depression, stress, or heartache – all of which can affect your mental and emotional health, will eventually cause your physical health to suffer as well. Massage is a wonderful means of connecting and healing the connection between our Physical and Emotional Health. We know that getting a massage is relaxing. and that can be attributed to the fact that massage lowers bodily levels of cortisol, or the stress hormone. When cortisol levels drop, so does overall blood pressure, resulting in lifted spirits, and a more positive outlook on life. Massage also increases serotonin and dopamine levels. Let’s face it. The world seems a lot better (and happier) right after a relaxing massage session.
Some Conditions for which Massage is Indicated:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Chronic & temporary pain
- Circulatory Problems
- Digestive Disorders
- Headaches (especially for tension headaches)
- Myofascial Pain
- Reduced Range of Motion
- Sports & Auto Injuries
Of course, there are many more conditions and reasons than the ones listed above to get a massage. Even if you consider yourself to be generally healthy, massage is still a great way to help maintain your good health. It can be a wonderful means to take charge of your Physical and Emotional health. Massage Therapy is no longer only a luxury or an indulgence, but a great way to treat illness and injury, maintain wellness, and reconnect with yourself. If you have any questions regarding whether or not you should get a massage, feel free to contact me.