3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

Many people use massage treatment to help them relax, but some do not realize the additional e benefits this therapy can give them. Below are some reasons why you should visit your massage therapist more often.

Counteracts too much sitting

Many people spend a lot of time sitting down either in offices or at home. Excessive sedentary life causes stress on the back which is the reason for neck and shoulder pains. The pain experienced in these areas is caused by weakened lower back muscles. This problem is common with people who spend hours working while seated. However, massage therapy can help correct many issues with the back muscles.

Relieves muscle pain

Massage therapy improves blood circulation which is vital in easing muscle aches. Gently rubbing on the sore muscles brings pain alleviation. It is common to experience muscle pains due to extended periods sitting down, poor posture while working or chronic pains caused by illness. The pain in the muscles arises due to the tension in the muscle tissue. Massaging the affected area leads to relaxation and eradication of the strain.

Soothes anxiety

The touch of a professional massage therapist gives a calming and therapeutic effect on a person suffering from anxiety. Massage triggers the release of endorphin hormones in the body which is responsible for making a person feel happy and have a sense of well-being. A person with high levels of anxiety will feel better after a massage session.

In addition to helping in relaxation, massage triggers the production of white blood cells that boost the body’s ability to fight diseases. Massage therapy helps in dealing with the current condition as well as facilitates a better and healthy body moving forward.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Gainsville, VA today.

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