On this "National Relaxation Day" experts from Massage Envy are sharing the health benefits of massage.
Health Benefits of Massage Therapy:
- Reduces Stress: Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels-all of which help reduce daily stress.
- Improves Circulation: The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting improved body function.
- Strengthens the Immune System: Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system's cytotoxic capacity-the activity level of the body's natural "killer cells".
- Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion: As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.