Let’s face it – most of us make an appointment for a massage for one reason:
It feels great!
Have you even stopped to think why does it make you feel that way? While there are numerous benefits of massage therapy, we mention only two below:
It Makes Up for Our Sedentary Lifestyle
Whether you spend all day hunkered down in front of a screen at work, or in class, chances are you lead a mostly sedentary life. Our lifestyle and the sacrifices that we have to make to maintain it has left us with postural stress. Depending on how long you keep sitting throughout the day and the kind of job you do, postural stress makes itself known in different ways. The most common places where it tends to manifest are the shoulders and neck. Luckily, through massage therapy, you can counteract different kinds of postural stress.
It Strengthens the Immune System
One reality of life today are the high levels of stress we experience on a daily basis. The outcome is that we leave ourselves more open to illness and injury! Now throw in disturbed or insufficient sleep and bad food choices into the mix and you have the perfect recipe for wrecking your body’s immune system. Through regular massage therapy, you can stop the stress in its tracks. If there is no stress, you are less likely to fall ill. Moreover, the level of activity of the body’s natural killer cells also gets a boost through massage therapy. The result is a stronger immune system and a healthier, happier you!
Massage therapy is not a new way of healing but an ancient practice. Its positive effects aren’t just limited to physical health but it also has mental benefits! It has been used to provide people relief from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, blood pressure, headaches, and hormonal imbalances. All these benefits await you at Muscle Elements.
Call 780-410-1100 and book a massage therapy session right now!