What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

1. It Eases Stress


No matter your age, stress takes a toll on the body. More specifically, cortisol has been linked to anxiety and depression. This hormone is produced in response to stress. Studies show that aerobic exercise, stretching, and Swedish massage in Lakewood, CO help reduce cortisol levels. Massage therapy can also reduce their levels effectively for those who are already depressed or anxious. As such, it’s a great way to improve one’s mental wellness and overall health.


2. It Improves Circulation


Massage therapy improves the circulation of blood flow through the body by stimulating the muscles and tissue throughout the whole body (such as the neck and upper back). This increases the oxygen supply to all major organs while reducing tension found in muscles and joints due to muscle spasms from stress or injury sustained from repetitive use of stress positions such as standing or sitting too long (see below). Massage also helps enhance the flexibility of joints and soft tissues and reduce inflammation for better joint health. 


3. It Improves Immunity and Digestion System


The lymphatic system acts as an immune system for your body by removing toxin buildup from cells through its natural movement of fluid that drains directly into the circulatory system via small lymphatic vessels. Massage therapy improves lymph flow which in turn helps improve immunity by increasing white blood cells that fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi that cause infection. Lymphatic drainage also helps keep the digestive system moving smoothly through the intestines, which improves digestion and absorption of nutrients from food eaten.


4. It Increases the Activity Range of Motion


Massage therapy increases your ability to move through various ranges of motion (ROM) for activities such as walking, running, golfing, and exercising with weights, all associated with repetitive stress injury (RSI). It also allows less resistance to pain from muscles used in the same activity by stimulating them so that more movement is possible without pain or swelling experienced from overuse injuries.

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