4. It relieves tension
A deep tissue massage will help to alleviate knots and muscle tension. Working hard and deep on a particular area, for example the trapezoid muscles will allow the therapist to work out the tension and you should feel a whole lot better afterward, especially if you have been experiencing discomfort and pain.
5. It’s sensuous
Feeling the touch of another person is a highly sensuous experience. As you’ll be lying down, your sight senses will be relaxed, and you’ll probably be listening to relaxing music. Your touch sense should feel more enhance whilst you relax and enjoy your massage. If you are in a relationship, massage with your partner can be great for creating intimacy. If you are currently single, there are always daily deals to be had online allowing you to enjoy massage too without worrying about the cost.
6. It can relieve depression and anxiety
Massage can help reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the brain. Cortisol is the flight or fight hormone, that increases blood pressure and tension. Studies have shown that massage patients have experienced increased levels of serotonin and dopamine, the mood stabilizing hormones immediately after a massage.
7. It boosts your immune system
Studies have also shown that massage helps to increase the amount of white blood cells in the blood stream, the immunity cells, which will help to keep you fit and healthy and fight off illness.
There are many more benefits to massage that I hope you can discover for yourself. There are some instances when you should consult your doctor before trying massage for the first time. Pregnant ladies should seek to visit a Pregnancy massage specialist, as the wrong type of massage at the wrong time may be harmful to your pregnancy. Anyone with serious blood diseases , osteoporosis, cardiac disease or cancer should consult their doctor for suitable types of massage before booking.
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