5 Wellness Benefits of Massages to Try

Enjoy ultimate rejuvenation of the mind, body, and soul.


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Massage treatments for relaxation can be part of a spa day.

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Wellness is evolving as people become aware of the abundance of health benefits holistic healing can offer. Massage is a widely used therapeutic treatment.
There are massages for everyone and each has unique benefits from therapeutic Swedish massages to deep tissue and even pregnancy massages. Here are seven of the top wellness benefits of massages.

Massages Help to Alleviate Stress

Living in a world where we experience daily stress and may sit in front of a computer screen for hours on end, our bodies create tension in the back, neck, and shoulders. A neck-back-shoulder massage promotes stress relief, enhances muscle relaxation, and increases circulation so you can feel rejuvenated and stress free. 

In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that after a massage, stress hormone cortisol levels fell by 31 percent, while the feel-good hormone levels like dopamine and serotonin spiked about 30 percent.

A neck massage can release stress.

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A Deep Tissue Massage Helps Release Tension

People often go to a massage therapist for support when the body is in a lot of strain or injured. Hopping on the massage table invites you to a space where you know your body can heal, and you can simply let go.

According to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, researchers found that receiving a post-workout massage significantly reduced soreness by 30 percent. One of the key wellness benefits of massages is releasing tension or knots and soothing sore, aching muscles. 

If your purpose for visiting a masseuse is to relieve pain from a knot or let go of tension, then a deep tissue massage can give you exactly that. Deep tissue massages combine techniques to release tension, knots, and sore, aching muscles.

A deep tissue massage can help soothe your aching muscles.

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Head Massages Help to Restore Concentration

Massage can help to boost mental clarity, according to a blog from the Atlanta School of Massage. In fact, massages can be very beneficial for people working in stressed environments because it raises alertness and improves awareness. 

Head massages, in particular, can restore clarity of thought and concentration. During this specific type of massage, your therapist will devote therapeutic techniques to the headspace through Thai, Shiatsu, and reflexology methods. 

If you often suffer headaches or migraines, this one is for you! Or, if you just fancy a deep relaxation experience, you’ll also reap the benefits of this calming treatment as you restore clarity of thought and concentration.

Try a Head massage to help restore clarity.

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Restore a Healthy Flow of Energy With Reflexology.

Who knew that a simple foot massage could ignite whole-body relaxation? Reflexology stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the many holistic treatments that aid recovery of mental, physical, and emotional levels. Everyone has certain ‘reflex points’ in the feet linked to organs and glands. 

A reflexology massage sends signals up and through the body to decrease blood pressure, promote healthy circulation, and may enhance your overall well-being, according to The Better Health Channel. With 15,000 nerves in your feet alone, it’s no wonder people rant and rave about this therapeutic treatment!

Reflexology foot massages may enhance overall wellbeing.

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Treat Yourself to Ultimate Relaxation

Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation of mind, body, and soul with a therapeutic massage. According to the Mayo Clinic, a massage can help relax both the muscles and your mind. Think of it as the ultimate form of self-care, to unwind and pause.

Everyone has daily struggles that build up and hold tension in the body. And that’s when masseuse’s can come to the rescue! With the combination of essential oils, healing heat, and relaxation scents, you’ll go on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a therapeutic massage. 

Using essential oils helps promote relaxation.

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