Taking care of all parts of your health is on the rise. Your mental health and self-care is no different. Nowadays, you have many different ways to take care of yourself. One way to give you some “me time” is through booking a massage. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we have massages for specific injuries and problems. However, we also have massages designed for optimal relaxation. In fact, massages and your mental health go hand in hand.

Calms the Mind

Do you find that your mind works a million miles a minute? It’s something many people experience. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help your mental health to have your mind feel like it’s constantly working. However, massage helps calm your mind. During your relaxation massage, you’ll get a chance to relax your mind and let it stay empty. After your massage, you’ll find your mind is clearer and you’ll feel more alert. Also, you’ll have improved concentration, allowing for better focus and decreasing the feeling of your mind constantly working.

Improves Sleep

Do you find you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? When that cycle repeats itself, it physically and mentally wears you out. Overall, massages help to reduce stress. When you’re stressed, it impacts different areas of your life. A relaxation massage helps improve the quality of your sleep. During a massage, your body naturally works to increase your blood circulation. Additionally, it lowers your heart rate. Both work together to help you relax, ultimately resulting in a better night’s sleep.

Relieves Tension

Do you find that certain areas of your body always seem tense? It may be because of the way you sit during the day. People sit hunched over their computers, leading to a tense feeling in their upper back and shoulders. But, with a chair massage or a relaxation massage, the tension feeling goes away with a massage. If you feel tense in a certain area, let Aruna know during your pre-appointment discussion. She’ll spend extra time focusing on those areas to ease the tense feelings.

Reduces Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

Do you have anxiety, depression, or seasonal affective disorder? All of those may make you feel down on yourself. However, a relaxation massage in conjunction with anything coming from a doctor may help ease those symptoms. Remember, nothing will outright treat your symptoms. But with following doctor advice combined with a relaxation massage, you may not feel as many highs or lows from those disorders. Additionally, choosing to incorporate different essential oils may also help with your symptoms.

We want you to feel relaxed in your every day life. Through massage, we work to achieve that. Massages have a way to help you forget everything for a little bit of time. With massages and your mental health, you’re taking steps to increase your self-care. If you need a relaxation massage, turn to Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage. Through her years of training, she’ll listen to your problems and help ease your tension during your massage. Contact the office to schedule your massage now.