Can regular massage help keep you healthy?

Regular massage is said to help with a range of ailments and you may be surprised to learn that the evidence shows it does truly help you stay healthy.

Certified and accredited massage specialists are trained to help you target problem areas, including muscle and joint pain. But the benefits of regular massage on your health are not limited to just alleviating sore and strained muscles.

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Ways massage helps

Massage can help treat a wide variety of conditions in addition to soft tissue and joint pain or dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines
  • Digestive problems, including constipation
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure)
  • Managing pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia

Natural immunity booster

Your immune system is what helps keep your body healthy. For instance, a compromised immune system will cause you to fall sick with a common cold more easily than someone with a healthy and robust immune system.

Stress is medically proven to lower the human immune system. Tension, anxiety and worry release stress-related hormones that actually lower the body’s immune response to combat illness. However, scientific researchers have shown that regular massages help to reduce the impact and alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety on the body. Massage is a natural way to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, thereby strengthening your body’s immunity so it can fight off germs and illness.

Medical researchers also believe that lower cortisol levels may help diabetics, which is interesting because diabetes is considered an auto-immune disease. They have found that lower cortisol levels let the body metabolize sugars and other elements of food with greater efficiency.

More than just touch

At Discover Massage, we pride ourselves not only for our highly trained massage specialists but also for our quality organic aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy uses various essential oils to improve health and lift your spirits naturally. Several essential oils are believed to improve immunity and promote healing so our clients can benefit not only from therapeutic touch but also from aromatherapy.

Stay healthy by booking an appointment for a massage with us at Discover Massage in Traverse City, MI. An accredited and certified massage specialist will work with you to help you create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique needs.