Benefits of massage therapy
Our clinic now offers a service of massage therapy with Tony Huynh a massage therapist and kinesiologist. This treatment approach was considered as an alternative approach for a long time but is now growing in demand since a couple years. We are really proud of adding massage therapy to our service offer since we know that this practice could be beneficial for a lot of people. This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques that are extremely beneficial. Here are 5 benefits of massage therapy:
1. It is relaxing and can help reduce stress
It is proven that when the body is tense and under stress, it automatically produces cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol can contribute to a lot of health problems as weight gain, insomnia, digestive problems and headaches. Massage therapy is a good option to decrease the cortisol level in your body because it helps the body to enter a recovery mode that lead to a lasting feeling of relaxation, an improved mood and a reduced stress level.
2. It reduces muscle pain
If you are a person that suffers from a lot of muscle pain, massage therapy could be the solution for you. In fact, massage increases and improves circulation which lead to an elimination of tense muscles, an increase of your flexibility and it provides relaxation to your tense muscles as well as your body as a whole.
3. It improves sleep
Massage encourages a restful sleep since it fully relaxes your body. It also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest. A massage loosens your muscles and reduces your stress level, which leads your mind quiet enough to slip into a deep sleep. Moreover, you will find yourself more rested and energized in the morning.
4. It helps with anxiety and depression
There are many reasons why the way the body relaxation response from a massage could be beneficial for people suffering with anxiety and depression. A human touch in a safe and professional context can be really therapeutically for some people. Moreover, a massage can actually increase serotonin and dopamine, hormones that are known to increase the feeling of happiness and decrease feelings of anxiety and depression.
5. It helps to increase your immune system
It is proven that people that experience high levels of stress are more vulnerable to illness and injury. Stress is usually combined with sleep deprivation and poor nutrition, which impact directly the immune system. Massage helps stimulating the lymphatic system that is connected with the body’s defense system. A regular massage session will not only help you reduce your stress level but also boost your immune system.