Why massage therapy is important to a healthy lifestyle

While massages are often looked as anindulgence, many people aren’t aware of the many benefits massages offer to a healthy daily lifestyle. Having massages regularly have been proven to help lower blood pressure, reduce risk of injury, reduce stress levels, improve concentration and quality of sleep.

In addition, massage therapy helps aid in the treatment of muscle main. Massages help increase and improve circulation in the both. In a 2011 study, Annals of Internal Medicine found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain. Sitting at a desk all day at work? Massage therapy has even been proven to help postural stress. Massages help counteract the imbalance caused by sitting.

Did you know about 72 million Americans have high blood presume? A study in the journal, Biological Research for Nursing, found that people who had at least three 10 minute minimum back massages a week lowered their blood pressure!

Massage therapy has also been proven to help with those suffering from anxiety and depression. According to the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, massage increases the level of serotonin in the brain, which aids in preventing and lessening depression.

Many people think massages are a luxury — something that you treat yourself too. In reality, routine massage therapy have amazing benefits for your everyday life!

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