Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about massage? It's true that many people feel better after a massage, but why? There are 6 benefits to regular massages. If you're not convinced yet, these six reasons should do it!
1. Massage can help to improve your mood
Massage can help improve your mood by releasing endorphins and serotonin. Regular massages have a positive effect on the levels of hormones in our bodies that affect how we feel emotionally, including dopamine which helps control our pleasure centres and oxytocin responsible for creating a feeling of calmness or connection with others.
2. Regular massage helps to regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing patterns
A regular massage has been linked to a variety of health benefits. By improving circulation, it helps the body maintain its overall nutrition and elasticity in blood vessels, which reduces stress on your heart and lowers high blood pressure by returning receptors back to their normal responsiveness due to less overstimulation (stress).
3. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression
Massage Therapy has been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress, like depression and anxiety. Clinical studies have found that massage increases levels of serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in your body as well as cortisol, a hormone released during stressful situations which causes physical reactions such as increased heart rate or blood pressure; it also boosts dopamine production by stimulating areas around our brain's hypothalamus gland responsible for regulating moods including elevated energy levels after exercise - all things we look forward too on those perfect days!
4. Massages have been found to be beneficial for chronic pain management
A new study suggests that massage therapy may be an effective way to reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life. A new study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies found that individuals who received a 12-week course of twice-weekly Swedish massages experienced significant improvement on measures for managing their health, including reduced stress levels as well as lower blood pressure or improved mood scores after undergoing treatment. The participants also reported significantly less bodily pain at follow-up assessments compared with those not receiving any treatment.
5. Better sleep quality is possible with regular massages
Getting regular massages could improve your sleep quality. Studies have shown that massaging skin can increase serotonin levels in the body which help to regulate mood and anxiety, two major factors in someone's ability to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep through the night.