- It reverses the negative effects of all the sitting you do at your desk
Strains in your back, shoulder and neck muscles are most commonly from “postural stress”. When you sit in the same position at your desk all day postural stress manifests itself as pain or weakness in the lower back, neck and buttocks. Fortunately, regular massages counteract these issues letting you continue to work your desk job pain free.
- It eases muscle pain better than any prescription or over the counter medication or muscle rub creams
Unlike medications that mask muscle pain, massage therapy gets straight to the source of the issue by loosening up tense and tightened muscles. With massage therapy, blood flow and circulation are increased and improved, sending your body’s natural pain relief to the area that needs relief.
- It soothes depression and anxiety
It is a scientific fact that human touch and interaction is therapeutic and beneficial to your overall health. With countless individuals depending on medication for anxiety and depression (and all of the negative side effects that come along with them), massage therapy on a regular basis could reduce and even eliminate the need for these unnecessary chemicals in your body.
- It boosts your immunity and adds protection from colds and flu
As the weather gets cooler, the incidents of colds and flu begin to increase. Massage therapy actually boosts your white blood cell count which is what your body naturally uses to fight off viruses and infection. While others around you are coughing and sneezing, your simplest solution is to pick up the phone and book your massage appointment.
Sure, massage therapy is relaxing, luxurious and a nice retreat from the day to day stresses of life, but as you can see, the benefits go much further than that. Not only do you deserve a massage, your body NEEDS one today.