Getting a massage is just about everyone’s idea of a great way to relax and work out a few achy muscles. It might surprise you to learn that massage therapy can do even more for you than you might think. The benefits can extend far longer than the pleasant feeling you have during and right after the massage. Here are a few other ways you can utilize massage therapy in your life:
- Pain – Massage therapy is helpful for more than easing aching muscles. It promotes blood flow, which can get blood where it needs to be to act like a natural painkiller. Whether you have back pain, pain from surgery, or even chronic pain elsewhere in your body, you may find that massage therapy gives you even better relief than taking a painkiller without the potential side effects.
- Headaches – From a tension headache to a full-blown migraine, massage therapy works to ease the tension and the pain and could even have you avoiding getting the headaches and migraines in the future. Generally speaking, those who have massage therapy regularly experience fewer incidents of migraine and even sleep better.
- Cancer – It has been found that cancer patients respond better to treatment and even surgery when massage therapy has relaxed the muscle tissue and increased blood flow. In addition, the reduction in anxiety and stress is helpful with symptoms such as depression, nausea, and fatigue.
If you would like to know more about how massage therapy can help you, or you have a condition such as arthritis, hypertension, surgery recovery, sports injuries, or more and would like a consultation to determine if we can help, please contact us at Innisfil Wellness Centre.