Some Surprising Reasons You Need Massage Therapy
Some Surprising Reasons You Need Massage Therapy: Let’s face it, the winter months can drag on and do terrible things to our physical and mental health. Luckily there’s an easy remedy, Massage Therapy!
Massage therapy is great for your entire body, but it is especially good for your skin. When you receive your massage, the oils used will hydrate your skin. Using oils that are rich in nutrients such as vitamin E, jojoba, sesame, primrose, and almond will help introduce moisture into your skin.
How does massage actually work all these wonders in our brains and bodies? A deep tissue massage stimulates receptors to different areas in the brain. It requires the massage therapist to go deeper into the layers of muscle and soft tissue where the stronger connections to the brain are found. When the brain receives these signals from the muscles, neurotransmitters and proteins are released to benefit the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems.
A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals – have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. But until now no one has understood why massage has this apparently beneficial effect.