The benefits of massage for the mind/body connection.

Feb 27, 2018

Macro relaxing facial massage.

Education & Awareness

Half the struggle of healing is the emotional struggle of dealing with pain and/or discomfort; One of our duties as massage therapists is to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of their condition, what massage can help with and its limitations to the treatment, what the client should do for self-care exercises and a reasonable time frame that outlines how their treatment plan should progress.
Addressing that first can help ease the stress of clients and build on the client/therapist level of trust. Their trust and open communication is key to treating the affected structures!

Improved sleep

Struggling with sleep? Massage can help release serotonin, a hormone that induces a calming feeling and can allow for a better night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect multiple facets of our lives: personal, work performance, and public safety. Your perception, judgement and focus are diminished and it puts you at greater risk for diseases such as, obesity, mood disorders, hypertension and others.

Decreased depression and anxiety symptoms

Serotonin and oxytocin are hormones can help reduce depression and anxiety symptoms and can be activated through massage therapy. Your body and mind work hand-in-hand to function. When your body is in a relaxed state, your nervous system results in lower heart rate and improved breathing, both essential in managing symptoms of depression and anxiety.