3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

To most people, massage therapy seems like an ancient practice that improves blood flow and relieves muscle tension, but there are numerous medical benefits associated with it as well. With the human body consisting of more than 640 muscles with each having it’s pains and aches, it is important to know a few facts about massage therapy which can help you ease the pain. Below are three interesting facts about massage therapy. 
1. Boosts Immunity
A good massage will not only help you relax but will also boost the immune system. Notably, a 45 minutes massage helps by increasing the lymphocytes and white blood cells which are responsible for defending the body from diseases. massage helps in lowering the cytokines, which are molecules that play a role in inflammation, a decrease in cortisol which is a stress hormone, and a decreased amount of vasopressin which plays a role in aggressive behavior. As such, a session of massage therapy can help in boosting the immune system and endocrine response.
2. Improves Sleep
 Insufficient or poor sleep affects the daily activities negatively. Fortunately, insufficient sleep can be remedied using massage therapy according to the National Institutes of Health. According to several studies, a good massage will reduce fatigue and improve sleep even for people with psychiatric disorders, heart diseases, and cancer. Massage is believed to increase delta waves which are brain waves associated with deep sleep. This is the reason why one is likely to doze on the massage table.
3. Manage Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are a possible outcome whenever one is going through tough times. However, by having a massage, these feelings can be soothed through the reduction of cortisol levels. According to research, by getting a 15 minute massage twice a week for at least five weeks, there will be  increased frontal delta waves which promote relaxation feelings. On the other hand, the strength of delta waves and frontal alpha brainwaves are decreased. As such, there is a decreased anxiety since a feeling of relaxation is restored.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Colorado Springs, CO today.

The Importance Of Water After A Massage

Getting a professional massage is one of the most rewarding and therapeutic things that you can do for yourself. Taking the time to yourself to get all your body’s aches and strains sorted out is a great feeling, and odds are, you want those...

Preparing For Your First Massage

If you’re new to massage, you may wonder how you can prepare for it and what to expect. It’s normal to feel nervous before a massage, especially if you’ve never had one before. Before the Massage The first step is to make...

How Massage Can Help Improve Sleep

It is a known fact that we spend over two-thirds of our lives sleeping. Over 40 million people suffer from long-term sleep deficiencies, and millions more experience mild to severe sleeping disorders. Medication is used in some instances to induce...

3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

A massage is good for a mother after delivery, whether immediately or after a while. Below are some of the ways a massage could be beneficial to the overall reproduction system of a woman. Aids to reinstate the uterus The uterus is lined with...

Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

In the past few decades, massage therapy has become incredibly popular among a larger proportion of the population. Many people consider massage therapy at a spa as the perfect way to spend a vacation or a day off from work. However, even though...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the joints that causes the soft tissue to swell, putting pressure on the surrounding tissues and bones and causing a great deal of pain. It is often caused by an injury, overdoing a mobile activity, or arthritis....

Therapeutic Aromatherapy for Insomnia

Having trouble with sleep is not an uncommon problem, and if you look closely at your surroundings, it makes perfect sense why. With so much information, sound, color, and excitement coming our way from practically every direction, it can make you...

Eliminating Stress Through Self-Massage

Stress can have all kinds negative effects on people. In the short-term, stress can make it hard for you to fully focus on work tasks and the important people in your life like your husband and your kids. In the long run, exposure to stress may...
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
$
49
95
New to LaVida Massage?

As our guest, we want to share our
practices and procedures so you feel
completely comfortable at your local
LaVida Massage Center and
throughout your session.