We all want to be healthier, which is why plenty of people make a conscious effort to eat more vegetables, go on runs, attend gym classes, and get more sleep. While these habits are great for our body and mind, there is another facet of building a healthier body that many people don’t take into account: massage therapy.
Getting a therapeutic massage in Mount Laurel, NJ will deliver you many health benefits. Here are just four of the positive effects massage therapy will have on your mind and body:
1. Reduce Stress
When your body is stressed, it becomes a producer of the stress hormone, cortisol, which is responsible for the development of problems in your body including insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and digestive issues. Massage therapy has been demonstrated to decrease cortisol levels in one’s body and stimulate the body’s ability to enter recovery mode, reducing stress and (after a series of sessions) boosting energy levels, reducing pain, and balancing emotional levels.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
For individuals that suffer from issues with blood pressure levels, massage therapy in Mount Laurel, NJ can help. Studies have shown that undergoing a consistent massage therapy program can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Decreasing blood pressure levels is essential for reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and a range of other health issues.
3. Improve Circulation
Massage inherently improves the circulation of one’s body. By stimulating damaged, tense, or stiff muscles, blood will return to areas where it generally does not circulate or circulates at a slower rate. This will improve the overall function of an individual’s body and reduce lactic acid buildup.
4. Improve Posture
One result of the shift that humankind has experienced in relation to occupation and the acts that fill our day-to-day lives, being that we spend most of our time sitting at a desk (as opposed to standing, being active, and engaging with the world around us), is poor posture. This posture can cause back, neck, and whole-body pain, and we see this in much of the American workforce. Massage therapy can help realign the body, improve posture, and help the body relieve pressure points in a way that is organic and reductive of pain.
Want to start building a healthier body? Reach out to us or book an appointment online! We’re excited to help you improve your health.