As the carefree summer months come to a close, the jam-packed season of “back to school time” will begin to gear-up soon. Why not take one more relaxing trip to a quiet oasis as you mentally prepared for the next season to unfold? Check out these five unexpected reasons why now may be the perfect time to schedule your next massage:
Studies show that daily routines can reduce stress levels. Routines can aid in mental health, assist in coping with change, and help to form healthy habits. Especially during a busy time, scheduling in regular self-care can help to keep you anchored and centered.
Boosts the Immune System
Cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone, responsible for controlling mood, motivation, and fear. Stress disrupts the body’s ability to properly regulate this vital hormone and the side effects can be detrimental to the body. Among other things, high levels of cortisol can weaken the immune system. And during a time when children will be bringing home new germs from school, preventing illness is more important than ever. Regular massage helps boost the immune system by reducing cortisol levels and promoting a sense of relaxation.
There are many factors that contribute to migraines or headaches, but massage can help aid in their prevention. The physical burden of stress overtime can cause intense muscle tension, trigger points, and inflammation that inhibits blood flow, resulting in chronic pain. Ouch! Working on muscles and tissue in the neck and upper body can reduce pain and decrease damaging inflammation.
While massage won’t completely turn back the hands of time, it can help rejuvenate skin after months exposure to the summer sun. Massage encourages cell growth and can boost collagen production while also preventing further deterioration of the tissue.
Improves Digestion and Reduces Bloating
Massage therapy stimulates the lymphatic system of the body, resulting in a faster removal of stagnant or deoxygenated blood or toxins from tissue. The increase in circulation allows the muscles that make up your digestive system to work more efficiently and get things moving—if you know what I mean. If anyone has experienced digestive issues, you know trouble in this area can leave you feeling sick, sluggish, and just generally unwell. During the busy school months when energy is a requirement, massage therapy can help support these bodily functions.
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