The Impact of Massage Therapy on Your Well-being

Nina Dali Wednesday, November 2, 2022

A massage has a noticeable effect on the levels of hormones in your body. Studies have shown that massage therapy increases serotonin and dopamine levels, and decreases cortisol levels. A positive mood is correlated with positive hormones, while a negative mood is correlated with negative hormones. Massage therapy may be effective for treating mental health issues like depression, stress, and anxiety because of this. During and also after one Swedish Massage, brain function and hormone levels can be positively impacted.

The Healing Power of Touch

There is a common expression among therapists that their touch is healing. You might be surprised to learn that it's not just a marketing strategy. Research studies have found that a massage with human touch boosts brain activity in different parts, compared to a massage using a device. By using their hands, massage therapy professionals released more serotonin and dopamine in people's minds. Getting a quick Head Massage from your partner can improve your mood even if you don't have time for a professional massage.

Massage benefits go beyond relaxation

Most of us don't book a massage until we're burned out, in pain, or injured. Massage is usually used to relax and improve wellbeing, or to treat specific complaints like pain or limited range of motion. Both goals may be achieved through massage therapy. 

Massage therapy may have the following general benefits:

·         Relaxation of the physical body

·         Circulation is improved, which nourishes cells and eliminates waste

·         Pain relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains

·         Compression of the nerves (carpal tunnel, sciatica) is released

·         Increased mobility and flexibility

·         An increase in energy and vitality

·         In addition to healing scar tissue, some clinical styles can help repair tendons, ligaments, and muscles

The benefits of massage include improving sleep and promoting deep rest

Our mental and physical health depends on a good night's sleep. Besides impairing mental stability, concentration, and focus, insufficient sleep is also associated with several chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

Massage releases serotonin, a neurotransmitter necessary for the production of melatonin. It is our body's natural sleep inducer and alerts us when it is time to sleep.

As a result, most people fall into a deep state of relaxation during a massage, which can counteract the negative effects of a bad night's sleep in a similar way to sleep.

Swedish Massage, which is very popular and is known for its gentle techniques such as long strokes, kneading, and circular motions, is recommended by our therapists in London.

Sports Massage, like Swedish Massage, is another great option for those who work out regularly or engage in a particular sport. 

In addition, Deep Tissue Massage uses techniques to get down into layers of muscles, promoting pain relief and relaxation.

Lastly, Trigger Point Massage improves sleep quality as it targets specific sore areas by releasing muscles.

Discuss your needs before massage therapy

Before your massage session, we recommend discussing what kind of massage you need with your massage therapist.

You will have the best massage in London at I Love Massage London, where we offer a variety of massage therapies to suit your needs and preferences.

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