What You May Not Be Aware About Massage


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A lot of individuals believe that getting a massage is a luxury. While it is true in some aspects, there is more into getting a massage that most people are not aware of. The truth is that the major benefits of massage are still being found out. Have you been trying to decide if you should spend your hard-earned cash for a massage on a weekly basis? Here are some benefits of getting a Santa Clara massage.

One thing that you should know about massage is that induces chemical changes in the brain. These chemical changes lower your pain and stress throughout your body. This is great since it means that you don’t really have to massage the specific area on your body that is hurting. If, for example, you are nervous about having someone massage your lower back, have them concentrate on your shoulders or arms instead. The pressure applied on those spots tells your brain to change its chemical makeup. Give it a while and the rest of your muscles will relax as well.

A number of experts claim that regular massages help your body stay in good health. There have been studies that show massage improves your immune system which makes it easier for you to combat diseases. Science has shown that the cortisol levels in your body are decreased when you get a massage regularly. Cortisol is caused by stress and it assaults your body’s immune system so decreasing your stress levels can actually help you stay healthy.

A good massage can lower your blood pressure. Massage activates the pneumogastric nerve which is responsible for helping the brain regulate the levels of your blood pressure and other crucial bodily functions. A 2005 study revealed that individuals with hypertension showed a pronounced improvement in their levels after receiving 10 ten-minute massages over a few weeks.

There are a number of health benefits from getting a massage on a regular basis. Most folks are aware that getting a massage can be a relaxing experience but they don’t know that it can treat a number of medical conditions as well. So why not give it a try and see the benefits yourself? Visit Lawrence Health Spa today!

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