While massage therapy may seem like simple, relaxing me-time, there are a multitude of benefits, both mental and physical, that you may benefit from. Studies continue to prove the physical, and emotional benefits that even a single massage therapy session can have on one's overall health and well-being.
As the number of proven health benefits grows, so do the number of locals in the Reno/Sparks area who turn to Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks for a more relaxing, balanced lifestyle. Below, you'll be able to discover the many benefits you can expect from a relaxing massage therapy session with one of our licensed professionals massage therapists.
How Can Massage Therapy Benefit You?
Massage Therapy Relieves Stress
Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels; all of which help reduce daily stress.
Massage Therapy Encourages Relaxation
Relax. Reset. Repeat. Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode. This effect lingers long after the massage is over.
Massage Therapy Improves Posture
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.
Massage Therapy Improves Circulation
The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting improved body function.
Massage Therapy Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition. But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is massage therapy.
Massage Therapy Relaxes Muscles
Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at the office is the culprit. Massage gets to the root of persistent pain by relaxing tense muscles.
Massage Therapy Improves Flexibility
As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
Massage Therapy Promotes Better Breathing
One of the telltale signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in reliving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.
Massage Therapy Relieves Headaches
45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.
Massage Therapy Strengthens Immunity
Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural "killer cells".
Massage Therapy Helps Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This makes massage therapy a great supplement to post-operative rehabilitation.
Massage Therapy Improves Injury Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation can be frustrating. A continual massage program can accelerate the recovery process, as well as help you relax and stay motivated.