You know that feeling of post-massage bliss? Like your bones have been replaced by rubber? Like you’re walking on air? Of course you do – and while you’re recalling the sensation of loosey-goosey limbs, read on about even more benefits from massage therapy. Here are 6 reasons you need to book that massage now:
1. REDUCE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
It’s true that the power of human touch heals. Studies have shown that massage treatment can reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, and increase dopamine and serotonin which are the feel-good neurotransmitters in our bodies (Huffington Post).
2. BOOST IMMUNITY
Think it’s just in your head? It isn’t – you feel better and healthier because you actually ARE healthier. Like exposure to nature, massage treatment is another surprising activity which may increase your white blood cell count. The end result: our immune system is stronger and you’re more effective at fighting off disease and illness (BestHealthMag).
3. REDUCE INFLAMMATION
They say that chronic inflammation is the root of many of our health issues including sore muscles and even arthritis and muscular dystrophy. Researchers have discovered that even a 10 minute massage can reduce inflammation in muscle tissue. Get a rubdown at your local Éminence spa with our Pear and Green Apple Massage Souffle – a perfect way to treat muscles that need extra care. Always consult your doctor first before beginning any new treatments or products.
4. IMPROVE SLEEP
Do you have a tough time getting to sleep (and consequently, waking up in the morning)? According to The National Institute of Health, a simple massage is all you need to increase the serotonin levels that help you drift off to dreamland (SleepReviewMag).
5. INCREASE ALERTNESS
If you’re a student, a quick massage may help you hit that top score. One study shows that a 15 minute massage helped test-takers whiz through math questions faster and more accurately. Try a stimulating massage on your scalp with our Apricot Body Oil – sharpen your wits and smell delicious all at the same time.
6. BOOST YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY
Like all massages, facial massages increase blood circulation and drain toxins from the lymphatic system. Rev up the circulatory system with a facial massage and you’ll find that the increased activity causes a plumping effect on your skin. The treatment also flushes away accumulated toxins, returning vitality to your now relaxed and fresh complexion.
his post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
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