You may not need that much convincing when someone tells you to get a massage every day...
You may, however, be surprised by all the benefits massage has for the body!
We all know how wonderful and relaxing it is for our mind, body and soul to get a massage;
But did you know there are a host of additional health benefits your body experiences beyond the obvious tension-relieving factor?
While it's widely considered to be a treat just for special occasions to get a massage, we may want to rethink this attitude... Especially when you consider all these ways daily massage works to nurture your body in more ways than one!
Of course, luxuriating every day away at the massage parlor still remains a reality only for the rich and famous.
But in the meantime, getting a massage every day becomes completely achievable and within reach when you own a massage chair at your place.
Here, we explore the surprising ways your body will improve overall when you treat yourself to this relaxing, luxurious whole-body therapy:
5. Less Muscle Tension
Our everyday lives can be stressful, creating tension in our muscles. Stress causes our muscles to contract, and we often hold that tension and stress throughout the day.
If you work at a desk or have a long commute, certain muscle groups can become overly tight, while other muscles are not used as much.
Take sitting in the same position, for example. Your hip flexors are constantly flexed, while your butt and hamstring are just hanging out not doing much.
This over-usage of certain muscles and under-usage of others can lead to discomfort and even injury.
Massage works to loosen tight muscles and to keep our bodies balanced and working properly. This will keep your muscles loose and you feeling your best.
4. Better Posture
Sitting at a desk all day or staring down at your phone can really lead to the body being hunched over. This causes strain on the neck and back.
Since we don’t want to turn into Quasimodo permanently, massage can be beneficial for posture correction.
Massage on a daily basis can really combat muscle tension from our everyday routines, and this reduction of muscle tension can allow for proper spinal alignment.
Deeper massage can also get into the connective tissue to loosen up any restrictions that may be causing poor posture.
Massage can also make life a little easier on your joints. Decreasing muscle tension and avoiding muscle fatigue makes for less pressure on your joints.
This makes massage a helpful tool in preventing degeneration and arthritic conditions that can lead to poor posture.
3. Improved Circulation
Daily massage will improve circulation, both blood circulation and lymphatic circulation.
Improved blood flow brings oxygen to the body, which gives you more energy and the ability to heal quickly from injury. Lymphatic circulation is crucial for removing toxins from the body.
Overall, better circulation is key to cardiovascular health.
Daily massage can help lower blood pressure and can help you build healthier stronger muscles. Who doesn’t want that?
With improved lymphatic circulation, you can decrease swelling caused by buildup of lymphatic waste and excessive fluid. Sounds gross... Get a massage to shift that sludge!
2. Reduced Anxiety
You know that amazing dream-like feeling after you have a massage?
The reason you feel so great is that during a massage, hormones - endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine - are released, which promote relaxation.
These hormones allow the body and mind to relax, which you can actually physically feel.
Having massages every day is like a daily dose of these relaxation hormones.
Reducing anxiety itself has a whole myriad of health benefits, like improving your heart health, immunity, and digestive system.
1. Better Flexibility
With daily massage, your muscles and connective tissues will become less tense, allowing you to maybe touch your toes for the first time.
Some massage even incorporates stretching in the treatment.
Daily massage can help you get one step closer to impressing those darn flexible yogi friends!
So, there you have it - 5 overall improvements to your body’s health and wellbeing that you’ll actually see and feel, thanks to daily massage.
Enjoy a massage every day in the comfort and convenience of your home, and you’ll see the remarkable changes emerging in your body in no time.
We certainly don’t need any more convincing to luxuriate in blissful massage heaven!
Slabway Wellness Contributor