People often think of massages as simply a way to relax after a stressful week. Even though massage does help you relax, it also has many other lesser known benefits that you should definitely know about. Here’s more about how much massage therapy can help with your health.

It balances your body from all that sitting

If you spend your days sitting at a desk, you would definitely benefit from a regular massage. As we spend 8-10 hours a day (or even more) sitting in front of a screen, our lower backs and glutes get weaker. Along with a good exercise regimen, regular massage can reduce pain and ache related to being in a sitting position for most of our waking time.

Massages reduce depression and anxiety

Those who suffer from depression or anxiety disorders can gain from a regular massage as well. The healing touch of a professional, as well as the relaxing qualities of massage help people with mental illness, regain a sense of well-being and relaxation.

It improves immune function

If your immune system is fighting a cold (or just needs a boost), a massage is the way to go. The research found that massages increase white blood cell counts in the blood. So whether you have a simple cold or something more serious, a massage can help you get you back on the way to health.

Massages help relieve pains and disorders

Massages are also excellent to relieve symptoms of many illnesses and disorders, such as:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nerve pain
  • Strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain

There are so many things a good massage can do. Contact us today for an appointment with one of our registered massage therapists!