Having a massage regularly is a great approach to a healthy lifestyle that has many benefits not widely known. Here we will explain 5 very good benefits of having a massage.
Massage therapies have been used for thousands of years to restore health and to prevent illness and disease. It is conceived as a complementary approach that, when tailored to a person’s health level, and practiced by a well-trained and skilled therapists, can contribute to the treatment of various ailments.
Massage therapy does not replace medical treatment but is part of an interdisciplinary approach and should be provided as a complement to other health disciplines (medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic, etc.).
Here come the five best reasons to actually go get a massage from a therapy centre:
#1 Massage reduces stress and anxiety levels.
Nowadays, everyone's lifestyle is so busy and full of activities, that it might be hard to get some time to relax and to let the body decompress and release the stress levels from the day to day. Our roles at work, our family responsibilities and other personal obligations put pressure on the body continuously… Why not take some time, 30-60 minutes time to have a massage and fully disconnect?
Contact therapies are anti-stress by excellence, the massage act directly on the system on the nervous system by relieving pain and helping us feel relaxed. Many studies have proven the efficacy of the massage therapies to reduce the levels of anxiety and to improve the mood and humour of those that have gone through therapy.
What's more, a tailored massage will help you completely abstract from your day today and to focus on the present, on the now, while the massage lasts. In fact, in addition to bringing you to a state of relaxation, massage therapy will act as planned break on your day, week, or month, allowing you to fully disconnect from all distractions and give some gratitude back to your body.
#2 Tailored massages can help reduce your pain
Whether it's back pain, joint pain, or chronic pain, causes of pain are many and everyone has at some point faced the annoyance of having to deal with it.
On top of bringing relaxation of the muscle and joint tension, the massage works in modifying and acting on top of the nervous system to short-circuit the pain signals your brain emits. Those benefits have been confirmed for many pathologies like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other skeleto-muscular pathologies.
#3 Massages help to better sleep
Sleep can be affected by many reasons: intense or chronic levels of stress, pain or a physical discomfort. Did you know that massage could have a considerable impact on the quality of your sleep ?
Many studies have proven the effect of massage therapy on sleep, by directly working on the relaxation of the body and mind. Entering that stage could easily lead to some ZzzZZz.. don’t worry, our therapists will take good care of you while asleep!
Lowering the levels of stress and anxiety, and reducing the pain in your body, is key to help you get a better sleep. If you have troubles sleeping, come see us, and we will help you get back to a regular sleeping pattern.
#4 Massages improve the efficacy of the immune system.
It is widely recognised that stress and fatigue reduce the strength of our immune system by driving us to a calmer and relaxed environment and helping to improve our sleep quality. Massages act directly on key enabling activities of the body (immune, sleep, etc) allowing it to better fight external diseases.
But that's not everything, when properly tailored, we can have direct impact on specific immune system responses, for example:
Those who have gone through cancer therapies, can benefit from massage by increasing the production of white cells which ensure the defence of the body, including the NK cells, of which one of the functions is to recognise cancerous cells.
Also, for those in sport, a skilled massage will allow to reduce the production of inflammatory molecules and muscle soreness / stress caused by high levels of activity.
#5 Massage helps with better concentration.
Similar to with mindfulness sessions, a massage therapy will bring your mind to a quiet state that allows to declutter your thoughts and focus on what really matters. By focusing on your breath during your session you can transform the relaxation therapy into a fully introspective analysis of your body feel & needs.
Here at Namtip we have very skilled masseuses that can help you with your body relaxation and pain relieve needs. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any doubts about our massage therapies, and we will gladly advise you on which services are best for your situation.