We just wrote a new page on our website about the benefits of massage therapy. We wanted to expand on this with some of the following thoughts:
Massage therapy has been used for generations, & throughout many cultures around the world. Although different types of massage techniques are designed to target specific areas, dysfunctions, and promote natural healing processes, there are some distinctive benefits that can be received from regular massage.
A good massage will promote deeper breathing. Deep breathing is very important to the overall oxygen circulation throughout the blood. Low amounts of oxygen can cause headaches & muscle pain.
Massage can help you stand up straight. Yes, massage can help your posture. Having better posture can also help you breather better. When your body can breathe better, you improve your skin tone and the overall health of your skin because skin cells are revitalized. As you grow older, you become less flexible and thus are more prone to injury. A good massage by one of our Orlando massage therapists can improve joint flexibility and reduce the overall stress placed upon those joints. A massage relaxes the body and mind. It helps you calm down from the daily stress of every day life. Massage can encourage this state of mind by relaxing the entire body. Reduce your anxiety and relax your muscles by getting a massage that increases self-awareness.
It is important that you take the time to reconnect with your own body. In times of a “go, go, go” lifestyle and attitude, one’s body is often overlooked and its maintenance often postponed. You need to work on leading a long and healthy life, promote your own mental fitness and increase your peace of mind.
Now step away from your computer, take a deep breath and relax.
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and an Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy from Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine. He obtained the Excellence Award for Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage and has a private practice in Clermont, Florida.