Being massaged means having your muscles, skin, ligaments and tendons pressed and rubbed. People have different reasons for going for a reflexology session. From passive leisure to using it as a stress coping mechanism.
Going for regular body manipulations is good for your mental, physical and general wellness. Feel free to add some extra rubdown sessions to your schedule because you have a lot to gain. Here are health benefits of massages.
It Relieves Muscle Pain
People who already have had a rub when sore, know how good it feels. Rubdowns relieve pain in the muscles, by improving and increasing blood and air circulation. Similar to how you rub your ankle when you knock it on a chair, manipulation helps to relieve the pain. If you suffer from chronic back pain, a deep, soothing rub will help.
Next time you feel like the world is against you and your moods let you down, book a shiatsu appointment. Having a light rub may help you through anxiety and depression. Research shows that manipulation lowers the levels of Cortisol, a stress hormone. It is possible to buy some happiness, by paying a masseuse to stimulate your feel-good hormones (dopamine and serotonin).
High-blood-pressure patients who have a rubdown every week are at a lower risk of experiencing heart attacks and strokes than those who just relax. Also, stress, which is a trigger for high blood pressure can be minimised by getting massages.
Migraine And Headache Relief
Migraines and headaches are usually a result of stress and poor sleep. Studies revealed that reflexology improves the quality of sleep, for upto 5 weeks. If you suffer from migraines or regular headaches, try out some rubbing from a professional.
Research suggests that reflexology boosts the production of white blood cells, which helps in defending the body against diseases. Rubdowns could especially be helpful for HIV patients.
Prevention Of Carpal Tunnel
Patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel experience a pinching pain in the median nerve, between the hand and forearm and they have a problem forming fists or gripping small objects. Body manipulation helps to reduce the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel, improve grip strength and relieve pain.
If you feel that your body is stiff, visit your local massage clinic. Professional massages improve range of motion, by stimulating the production of natural lubricants in the connective tissues around muscles, ligaments and tendons. Professional acrobats are able to stay flexible by regularly going for massages.