Therapeutic massage can benefit the body in many ways. It is often used to treat muscle pain and other symptoms. Therapeutic massage relaxes the muscles, improves posture, and reduces stress. But did you know that therapeutic massage actually has lasting health benefits? Here are three health benefits of therapeutic massage that you might not know.
Lowers Blood Pressure
When you get regular therapeutic massage sessions, you can actually lower your blood pressure naturally. Some long-term studies have found that regular massage sessions can decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It can also reduce cortisol in the body, which is a contributor to high blood pressure and stress.
Do you often feel cold in your hands or feet? If so, it could be that you have poor circulation in your body. Therapeutic massage, when done on a regular basis, can improve circulation. The massage session itself will temporarily improve the circulation throughout your body. Multiple sessions several times a month can improve circulation on a more long-term basis.
Strengthens Immune System
Therapeutic massage can actually give your immune system a boost, helping you fight off or avoid illness. Stress can affect the body in a number of ways, but one of the most important is that stress negatively affects the immune system. People who are under more stress that is left untreated are more likely to become ill. If you are under a significant amount of stress for any reason, therapeutic massage can help boost your immune system so that you don’t have to worry about added stress from illness.
If you are interested in trying therapeutic massage for yourself, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.