Massage therapy is more than a relaxing hour spent for yourself. Studies continue to show that there are physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy, even after a single session. As these studies continue to show the health benefits of massage, the more people trust in this type of therapy for multiple reasons. At A Beautiful You, we offer massage therapy specific to your needs, allowing you to maximize the benefits of massage therapy in our relaxing spa environment.
Stress relief is the first thing most people think of when it comes to massage therapy, and rightfully so. Stress relief alone can improve your vitality and state of mind. Clinical studies have shown that a single 90 minute session can significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels, which is a huge reason as to why stress relief and massage therapy go hand in hand. Massage therapy is also proven to raise your levels of endorphins, the natural “feel good” hormones in your body.
Massage therapy is also an incredible tool for improving posture. When you are hunch in forward, your body isn’t properly aligned- causing some muscles to work extremely hard throughout the day, while others grow weaker at the same time. When you slouch, you are also pressing down on your internal organs, affecting digesting. Massage helps issues with posture by allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements. Coming to visit us at A Beautiful You can relax and loosen the muscles that are stressed by bad posture, which allows your body to position itself in a better, more natural position.
Improved blood circulation is also a great benefit gained by massage therapy. Poor blood circulation can result in cold hands and feet, and ashiness in tense muscles due to accumulation of lactic acid. Improved circulation through massage beings tense and damaged muscles the oxygen-rich blood they need to heal and repair. Massage facilities circulation because the pressure created by the massage technique actually moves blood through the congested areas, and the release of the pressure causes new blood to flow in.
Muscle injuries are more common now than they were 50 years ago, due to increased sedentary lifestyles.. By working on muscles, connective tissues, ligaments and tendons, regular massage can improve range of motion and flexibility. Increased flexibility in your muscles and connective tissue keeps your joints more fluid and less injury prone.
A lesser known but highly important benefit to regular massage therapy is the relief from tension headaches. 60% of Americans suffer from tension headaches and migraines. These disorders and debilitating and caused by high stress levels and lack of sleep. Massage therapy helps relieve tension headaches by helping the body maintain a relaxed state.
Muscle rehabilitation from surgery or injury is an important process of healing. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to therapy or rehabilitation, by helping bring blood and nutrients to the injury or surgery location to repair the soft tissue as well as break up scar tissue to promote healing. Massage therapy aids in post-operative or injury recovery by improving range of motion and flexibility to the area, an key factor to recovery.