Can Massage Therapy Benefit Your Emotional Wellness?

by | Sep 10, 2021 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of your body’s soft tissues by a massage therapist. The goal of this treatment is to relieve pain and tension while improving the body’s range of motion. However, while many people think of massage therapy as strictly physical treatment, it can also benefit your emotional wellness!

How Massage Therapy Benefits Emotional Health:

  • Stress relief

Stress causes the muscles to tighten up. Massage therapy helps relieve muscle tension, giving you a chance to release pent-up stress that you’re carrying in the muscles. By helping to lower stress levels, massage therapy can support your long-term mental health and improve your ability to manage future stressors. 

  • Higher levels of “feel good” chemicals in the brain

Massage therapy triggers the release of serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters impact your mood, happiness, and sense of wellbeing, as well as bodily functions from sleep to pain processing and your stress response. By supporting higher levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, massage therapy can boost your mood and help fend off risks to your emotional health, including stress and poor sleep. 

  • Intense relaxation

During massage therapy, you’ll be in a setting that focuses on relaxation. This turns the focus to your body and wellness, rather than outside stressors. The time spent relaxing during massage therapy can make a big difference in your mood and emotional health. 

Emotional Release

Emotional release is a form of massage therapy that targets chronic aches and pains that stem from strong emotions, including fear, grief, and anger. By releasing emotional energy in a safe environment, emotional release can help people end painful emotional patterns and achieve greater overall wellbeing. 

The licensed massage therapists at The Rubin Health Center can help improve your emotional wellbeing through massage and emotional release. To learn more, contact us today.