Everyone knows that massage therapy is designed to help you relax. But what about the other benefits? The good news is that, when it comes to massages, there is so much more than meets the eye. Here at SV Massage, our licensed massage therapist and owner Sharon Villa offers massage therapy to people throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, and the surrounding communities. Here are three benefits of massage therapy that may surprise you:
1. It helps reduce anxiety and depression – The power of human touch is often underrated. Technology and screens are used now more than ever, and many of us rely on our phones for comfort instead of other human beings. However, massage therapy, which is human touch in a context that is safe, friendly, and professional, can be therapeutic and relaxing. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that patients who were anxious and depressed had reduced stress levels after massage.
2. It helps boost your immune system – Are you the type of person who gets sick multiple times throughout the winter, and even sometimes in the warmer months? If so, you may want to think about getting a regular massage. Massage therapy has been found to boost immunity because it helps increase the count of patients’ white blood cells, which play a large role in defending the body from illness.
3. It counters all the sitting you may be doing – If you have a desk job, you probably do a lot of sitting throughout the day. Sitting in front of a computer all day or even standing on your feet enduring hours of manual labor can result in poor posture. Fortunately, massage therapy can help reinforce natural and healthy movements in the body. This allows your muscles to loosen and relax and your body to position itself into a natural and pain-free posture.
If any of these benefits sound appealing to you, then you may want to think about scheduling a massage. If you’re seeking any type of therapeutic massage in Cherry Hill, NJ, or any other local areas, please contact us at 609-736-2312.