Benefits of Massage Therapy
Higher immunity and resistance to disease
Increased stress can lead to a weaker immune system. The immune system’s ability to protect the body from bacteria and infection is significantly reduced when the body is under stress. By reducing stress, massage helps decrease the number of T-cells in the body and increases circulation, thus increasing the flow of nourishment to areas of the body where it’s needed most.
Decrease in the number of prescription medications
Regular massage therapy calms the nervous system by allowing more flexibility with restricted muscles. Oxygen and nutrients are imported throughout the body, which provides relaxation and relief. Massage therapy also assists in the release of serotonin, which helps with enhanced mood.
Fewer hospital visits and nursing home admissions
Massage therapy helps keep the muscles surrounding our bones and joints healthy and moving, which reduces the impact of repetitive strain injuries from the activities of our everyday lives. With regular massage, chances of injury are significantly reduced for all people, from athlete to elderly. This means less down time and hospital visits and more time being active.