Become a better version of yourself with Massage Therapy
- Thursday, 27 April 2023
Massage therapy has many benefits and, when regularly received, its positive effects extend not only to your physical well-being but also to your emotional and psychological health.
Our clients in Fulham report that, after each treatment, they feel way more relaxed. This is because, as demonstrated by scientific studies, massage can reduce the cortisol level in the body by an average of 28%. This is commonly known as “the stress hormone”, so it’s no surprise the all-over feel of relaxation that follows treatment. Massage can also reduce heart rate and lower perceived anxiety in both short and long-term sessions. For clients suffering from chronic pain, massage therapy helps find deeper relief and faster healing. Contributing to overall relaxation, massage can help enhance the quality of sleep even in cases of severe insomnia, by increasing the brainwaves associated with restfulness.
While massage therapy can make you feel calm and serene, it also acts as a powerful energy boost, as the movements and pressure applied by your therapist promote blood flow, so that organs receive more oxygen and nutrients, while toxins and waste products are being flushed out. As a result, you feel lighter and invigorated.
It’s also important to note that massage promotes the correct functioning of the immune system, contributing to its health, and making us feel naturally more energetic and vital. Many scientific studies have proven that receiving a Deep Tissue Massage can increase the number of lymphocytes (the blood cells that defend the body from diseases), decrease the number of cytokines (molecules that cause inflammation), and lower the levels of cortisol. Stress and immune defenses are interconnected: the higher the first, the less our body is ready to fight diseases. A professional massage like the ones we offer in our Fulham center is not only useful to relieve stress, but also to cleanse the body and help balance its chemistry, boosting the immune system and our natural energy levels.
Feeling more relaxed and invigorated helps promote a positive mood for longer: the levels of endorphins, also called “happiness hormones”, have been proven to increase after receiving a massage.
Many of our clients also reported how massage therapy helped on boosting creativity. As massage improves circulation and the blood flow to the brain, it facilitates mental clarity which can further encourage lateral thinking, and task flexibility and lead to more creative problem-solving.
Last but not least, each massage session provides an opportunity to practice mindfulness and become more aware of your body. Regular massage can also help identify quicker any tight areas in the muscles, allowing you to target the source of your pain more effectively with stretching and exercise.We hope that you found this article useful and, should you wish to know more about the many benefits of massage therapy, please reach out to our team in Fulham who will be happy to recommend the treatment best suited to your needs.