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Five Ways Weekly Massage Can Be Beneficial For You

by Aquarius Wellness | May 20, 2022 | , | 0 Comments

Five Ways Weekly Massage Can Be Beneficial For You – And Why You Don’t Know What You’re Missing If You Aren’t Receiving Them Already!

Massages are worth every penny for so many reasons, and yet, they remain extremely underrated. Some people view getting regular massages as a luxury, however, like exercise or other wellness modalities, massage therapy works with your body naturally to optimize your body’s general range of motion, as well as promote muscle and fascial tone.

So, like Hippocrates, who is considered the Father of Western Medicine, we like to consider massage more akin to one of the pillars of original health care, and therefore a necessity, rather than a luxury!

Incorporating regular massage into your schedule has oodles of benefits for your body and mind. That’s why Aquarius Wellness is sharing our top reasons why massage is a great self-care practice for you to add to your weekly planner!

Massage Can Be a Mood Lifter

Ask anyone walking out of our spa after a massage session and we know you would hear them share that they feel deeply relaxed or equate how they feel to a post-nap vibe or a floating-on-air type of sensation. There is science that backs that post-massage bliss. The release of endorphins, including serotonin, can indeed balance your mood.

Massage has also been shown to increase the production of neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and depression, which are mood busters, and lowers the hormones associated with these issues in the first place.  Massage therapy can also reduce cortisol, our body’s major stress hormone, by significant amounts. It boosts “feel-good” brain chemicals like endorphins that can calm down a restless and stressed-out system.

Massage Can Boost Your Productivity

Another way that massage “does a body good” is by helping it to reset.  Life has a way of grinding us all down a bit and that wreaks havoc over time.  If you are in pain or feeling overwhelmed, annoyed, or frustrated, it is challenging to be productive.

A massage gently helps guide your body back into a state of equilibrium.  Working out the knots by releasing built-up lactic acid, increasing circulation, and bringing a spinning mind to a more tranquil place are all ways to up your productivity and focus.

Massage Helps Your Body Release Tension and Toxins

Massage is known best for its ability to break up tight and tense muscles and fascia, the biological, collagen fiber fabric that holds us together, the connective tissue network that wraps and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle in place throughout our bodies.

Hunching over our computers, bending our necks down constantly while looking at our phones, overuse, stress, poor posture, bad sleeping positions, and inactivity in general, all contribute to neck, back, shoulder, hip, and head pain. Massage technique focuses on specific pressure points that are common troublesome areas and triggers tension relief with repetitive pressure and strokes.

Lactic acid, metabolic byproducts, and waste that build up in muscles and connective tissue can be released and flushed from your body through the use of massage therapy treatments. The primary way that massage aids in ridding the body of toxins is by improving circulation, which in turn helps your organs perform their natural detoxifying functionality.

Massage Can Help You Sleep Better

The National Institutes of Health shares that massage therapy can reduce fatigue, lessen bouts of insomnia, and improve overall sleep patterns.  The chemistry involved with sleep rhythms can be positively affected by receiving regular massage services because massage has been proven to increase the production of serotonin, which is essential for the production of melatonin, and is an integral part of the body’s sleep/wake cycle.

Massage is a healthy and drug-free alternative that can assist you if you struggle with sleep issues. Naturally balancing your sleep allows your body to use its own powers to reset itself rather than masking symptoms with medications and not addressing the root of the problem.

Massage Ensures Self-Care Is a Priority

Taking time for yourself by scheduling a weekly massage gives you something to look forward to.  If you schedule an appointment each week, you simply time block your calendar as you would for a haircut or a work call.  It is then built into your time each week and you are less likely to cancel it.

If you experience chronic headaches or a nagging sore back, regular massage can help loosen the muscles associated with those conditions and preemptively help those maladies over time.

Prioritizing self-care can feel like a selfish endeavor, but it is completely the opposite. If you are not functioning optimally, it can negatively affect many facets of your life and those people around you.

Give Weekly Massage A Try

Massage therapy can be incredibly beneficial for your health, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Regular massage with our talented therapists at Aquarius Wellness can improve your life in so many ways, but you won’t know until you try, so get yourself booked for yours, pronto!

Please click here to contact us with any questions, or you may go ahead and book online now.

Our wish for all of you, as stated in our mantra at Aquarius, is to:

Be Calm
Be Serene
Be Restored

In Wellness,

The Aquarius Wellness Team

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