10 Fun Facts About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a very important aspect of one’s health and wellness routines, and there are numerous benefits. Here are 10 “Fun Facts” about massage therapy.

10 Fun Facts About Massage Therapy

  1. Massage therapy techniques can stimulate the body’s natural painkillers, called endorphins. This can help decrease pain and improve mood.
  2. Massage therapy improves many functions of the body to include: the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the immune system and many others.
  3. Therapeutic stretching, cup therapy, and massage therapy can help speed the healing of tissues, rehabilitate and reduce restrictions that may cause injuries thus reducing the risk of injury.
  4. Massage therapy can mitigate headaches and even migraines.
  5. Lymphatic drainage massage, a specialized form of massage therapy, improves the lymphatic system, which improves swelling and facilitates the body’s ability to flush out toxins.
  6. Massage therapy can reduce cortisol levels, which is our stress hormone. This can affect feelings of anxiety, stress, and improve immune function.
  7. Massage therapy affects our heart function by lowering blood pressure.
  8. Massage can increase serotonin levels, which is often called the “happy chemical” because it contributes to happiness.
  9. Massage can improve one’s sleep.
  10. Massage therapy techniques can improve a person’s overall health, wellness and wellbeing.

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