Massage Can Help You Right Now!

02
Apr
2015

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We know massage will make us move better and feel happier, but not everyone can make time for regular appointments. Luckily massage is great preventive care and it can have some instantly-gratifying results. Check out these things massage can help you with right now.

Headaches 
Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the most common type of headaches among adults. Pain or pressure in your forehead or on the top or sides of your head? Could be a tension headache. It’s especially likely if you’ve been hunching over a desk or some knitting, spent a ton of time in a car, or if you’re still shivering and huddling to keep warm as spring slowly creeps in. Massage can help get rid of that headache and regular massage may well keep it from coming back.

Bye, Pain!
8 out of 10 Americans experience muscle or joint pain. The pressure and vibration from massage can come to the rescue, big-time. Massage amps up blood flow. More blood to painful spots results in less inflammation and faster tissue repair. This, in turn, means your achy legs/back/shoulders/etc. feel significantly better, faster. Eliminating or alleviating pain allows you to keep doing the things you love…and feel great doing them.

Sleep Soundly
Quality sleep is essential to health and wellness. If you’ve ever dozed off on a massage table, you don’t need to be convinced that massage makes falling asleep much easier. According to the Touch Research Institute, studies have shown that massage increases delta waves−those linked with deep sleep. Plus, sleep comes easier when you’re relaxed and pain-free.

Low Back Pain
major research study was published in 2011 showing that massage therapy was better than drugs and usual care for general lower back pain. Better than drugs. I just had to say that twice. Just about everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their life. If it happens to you, don’t suffer. Schedule a massage and get back into action.

Fight Anxiety & Depression
There’s an explanation for massage’s power to relax and de-stress. Pressure and touch dial down the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, and give the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine a boost. A decrease in depression, anxiety levels and stress hormones…yes, please!

Irritability
Have you ever been so cranky you got on your own nerves? Yeah, me, too. It isn’t fun. When you feel yourself biting everyone’s head off when they ask you a question, it might be time for some self-care. Massage is great for stress relief. You get to shut off all the things that buzz and chime and aggravate you to the point of eye twitches. Music, silence, warmth, massage. All the cranky disappears. This is dual purpose. You’ll feel better and all the people around you will be happier that you’re back to your sunny self.

Got a headache, in pain, can’t sleep, low back pain, or a case of the grumpies? Get a massage scheduled and we’ll handle that fast.