Benefits of massage

Do you sit at a desk or stand up for hours most days?

Photo: Woman jumping at a beach by sunrise.

Massage can boost your energy. Image by Paco Lopez.

Do you have a sore back? Are you stressed? Do you have restless sleep? Get headaches? Have a really sore neck?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you may enjoy the relief of a massage.

Benefits of massage

Massage Benefit 1 Gets rid of pain

A dull ache here, a headache there. It’s normal, everybody gets that. Don’t they? Maybe. But pain is your body sending you an sms, telling you it’s not happy so pay attention.

A massage from an experienced massage therapist will decode those messages and treat the source of those issues.

Whether it’s lower back pain or frequent headaches, loosening tight muscles, and getting rid of stiffness and soreness, massage will make a huge difference in the way you feel.

You’ll realize those pains are not your ‘normal’ after all.

Massage Benefit 2 Helps you sleep better

It’s no fun tossing and turning each night when you need to wake up at 6 for work the next morning. But the more you try to sleep, the further away sleep runs from you.

An effective massage gives you a generous boost of serotonin, the chemical that helps you relax, feel amazing all round – and sleep.

Bring it on!!

Massage Benefit 3 Helps you think more clearly

The day seems to drag on and feel like torture when your mind is in a haze. You can’t seem to remember much or concentrate on anything for more than 5 minutes. Your words are just not coming out right. Annoying. You really need to be on the ball at work…

A good massage will give you a refreshing dose of oxygen so you’ll think – and speak – more clearly.

Massage Benefit 4 Boosts your energy

There’s nothing worse than feeling tired as soon as you open your eyes. You can barely manage to stumble out of bed. Let alone contemplate the harrowing commute, then a busy day at work.

Massage gets your blood flowing, flushes nasty toxins out of your body, and gives you feel-good endorphins. The result? You’ll feel like you’ve had your batteries recharged – yes, you can get a body rush without coffee or a Red Bull!

Massage Benefit 5 Improves flexibility and movement

Sitting all day shortens the muscles in your hamstrings, hips, and back. Standing all day locks up the joints from your neck to your feet. Blood flow is bad in both cases. The result? Bad posture, sore muscles, knee problems, low back pain, varicose veins, painful feet. I’m sure you can relate to one or more of these.

A skilled massage therapist helps you free up the areas of your body that are stuck and clogged up. You’ll leave being able to turn your neck more easily, and sit with less pain in your back.

Summary: Benefits of massage

1. Boost your energy
2. Get a better night sleep
3. Think more clearly
4. Pain free
5. More flexibility and movement.

We hope you have a professional massage therapist that you are comfortable with, explains what is being done and why, and importantly, gets you results so you feel good – and stay well! If you don’t, give us a call.

Beyond Fitness Massage