Are you looking for ways to improve your self-care? Making an appointment for a massage is one way to practice self-care. Massage, especially medical massage, has many health benefits. If you’re looking for a way to take some time to focus on yourself, a massage can do that. Massage as self-care gives you a chance to focus on what’s happening to you while also providing relief at the same time.
One of the main reasons people turn to massage is for stress relief. As you start your massage, your blood pressure starts to decrease, which helps in reining in any stressed feelings you may have. Additionally, as your massage progresses, you begin to unwind and let go of anything that’s on your mind, which helps let go of stress in your life.
Similar to stress relief, massage can help relieve anxiety. During a massage, your body naturally releases serotonin. An increase in serotonin helps to combat any anxious feelings you may have. Additionally, different pathways of your body open up during massage, which helps in resetting not only your body but also your energies and different alignments in your body.
Overall, a relaxation massage should induce a relaxation response in you and help you feel calmer than when your massage started. Relaxation massages come in many different forms, like a hot stone massage or a Swedish massage, but they all aim to relax you and have you feel better by the time the massage ends.
Massage can do more than help with relaxation. It can also help with pain relief. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, some of the more specific massage types we offer specifically help with pain relief from a number of sources. A massage for pain relief is more in-depth compared to a massage for relaxation as it works to target a specific area of your body to alleviate any pain you may feel.
Some massages can help improve circulation in your body. A lymphatic drainage massage is designed to stimulate your lymphatic system and help remove waste and toxins from your body. Other types of massage stimulate blood flow, which also helps in removing waste from your body.
If you’ve had a bad mood, having a massage can improve your mood. During a massage, your body produces extra endorphins, which are chemicals naturally found in your body that make you feel good. During your massage, your body responds to the strokes and helps to produce more endorphins. The endorphin production continues after your massage and leaves you in a better mood after.
Massage as self-care can be for relaxation purposes or to help with a specific condition. Whatever your reason for a massage, Therapeutic Medical Massage can help. We offer a variety of massages that are all designed to fit into your self-care routine and provide some kind of relief to symptoms you experience. If you’re in need of a massage, let Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage help. Contact the office to schedule your massage today.