Many people consider getting a massage to be a luxury, rather than a necessity. However, getting a regular massage from a qualified massage therapist has so many amazing benefits that enhance both your mental and physical wellbeing, as well as your overall health and wellness.
To understand why regular massage is so important, you need to first understand the basics of what massage therapy is.
What is massage therapy?
At a very basic level, a massage therapist will work your body’s soft tissue to help relieve pain and stiffness associated with stress, tension, injury and other conditions. They will vary the technique and amount of pressure they use, as well as the type of oil, depending on your specific problem areas.
Massage is extremely beneficial for our muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments, especially if you suffer from pain, injury, stress and tension.
Many of us rush around all day long without stopping, so booking in for a regular massage can really help us to take some time out to relax and boost our wellbeing.
How you can benefit from massage
Most people would probably say massages are good for relaxation, which they are of course, but they are beneficial in so many other ways.
Regular massage treatments from a skilled massage therapist can help you with the following:
- Manage pain (from injury, as well as chronic pain)
- Reduce your stress levels
- Improve your circulation
- Decrease muscle tension
- Ease breathing difficulties
- Lower your blood pressure
- Reduce headaches
- Improve your mobility and posture
- Promote a good night’s sleep
- Manage anxiety and depression
- Promote your overall wellness
To get you the best results, a highly trained therapist will always give you a bespoke treatment tailored completely to your own individual needs. You should always be offered a detailed consultation before your treatment. Massage should never be ‘one size fits all’.
There are also so many different styles of massage and techniques originating from different areas of the world…but I’ll write about those another time!
Massage really is a necessity, not a luxury
So, looking after our own health and wellbeing is clearly a necessity and not a luxury.
It’s so important that we take the time to take care of our physical and mental wellness. Massage can really help with this, along with all the other benefits I shared above.
Do you receive regular massages? How does it help you?