A soothing massage may seem like a luxury, but in fact, it’s more than just an hour away from our busy lives. Massage is one of the oldest and simplest forms of body therapy. This system of kneading, stroking and pressing to different areas of the body can help relieve pain, stimulate a sluggish system and tone the body. It does much more internally than create just a pleasant sensation on the skin.
Here are 5 reasons to treat yourself to a massage
To ease headaches
Massage the pain away! Both tension headaches and migraines have been effectively treated by massage therapy. Not only can massage help relieve headache pain, but it can also help to prevent headaches from occurring
To boost immunity
Are you sick of being sick? Studies have shown that regular massage has been linked to an improved immune system function.
To improve sleep
If your child couldn’t sleep what do you do? You would probably stroke his or her head or rub their back because massage is a natural instinctive method to soothe and relax our loved ones. Several studies have shown how massage has helped people sleep better.
By increasing blood flow massage can help soften fat deposits and release them over time. It can also expel excess water your body may be retaining adding to the dimpled effect on the skin.
To manage anxiety and depression
A massage helps ease muscular pain and tension; it also has been proven to manage anxiety and depression. Numerous studies and research have shown that massage helps increase serotonin and oxytocin which can help manage feelings of depression and anxiety.
Aromatherapy oils can enhance the massage treatment by delivering oils deep into our system to treat different ailments. I like using Yonka’s Huile Corpswhich uses essential oils to enliven the body and mind while deeply nourishing dry and damaged skin.