It Can Help Improve Circulation
The long-term benefits of massage therapy are not to be underestimated. Improved circulation is part of a snowball effect that occurs in the body as a result of receiving regular massage therapy on a consistent basis. This is because proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing.
Moreover, massage also promotes improved circulation via the use of hands-on pressure, which moves the blood through the damaged and congested areas of the body. In turn, the release of this same pressure causes new blood to flow into tissues. Furthermore, the squeezing, twisting, and pulling action of the massage technique also removes lactic acid from the muscle tissues. As a result, this action improves the lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles. In turn, this results in lower blood pressure levels and improved overall body function.
What type of massage should I choose?
If it’s your first time, it’s worth considering a classic Swedish Massage. Using a combination of long, flowing strokes and variable pressure, it has something for everyone. Make sure to let your therapist know what you want both before and during the session.
If you don’t want to remove your clothes, a Reflexology Foot Massage can help you to relax and reset without being too invasive. It uses points on your feet which correspond to all the different organs within your body. .
Massage should be used in combination with a healthy lifestyle that contains exercise, wise nutritional choices and a good amount of sleep. Ensure that you are doing what you need to do to reduce your stress levels; whether that’s going to yoga, meditating or taking a long walk.