From joining a gym and getting in better shape, to cutting out junk food and having a healthier diet, New Year’s resolutions commonly focus on self-care. Regular massages can also be a part of your self-improvement goals like exercise and healthy eating. Here are five reasons why you should consider adding them to your wellness routine.
Faster Relief From Injury
Massage improves blood circulation which helps better distribute oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body. This helps repair tissue and will help you recover from injury a lot quicker.
Several studies have measured the stress hormone, cortisol, and found that regular massages decrease cortisol levels dramatically. Cortisol is known to kill important cells needed for immunity. So, when massage reduces your stress levels (and cortisol) in your body, it may help you avoid getting sick.
Massages can help boost your immune system by increasing white blood cells and stimulating natural cells that fight off invading cells. Since massage decreases cortisol which destroys these cells, your immune system gets a boost.
Chronic Illness Relief
Anxiety, nausea, and depression are just a few chronic diseases and illnesses massage is known to relieve. Clients who have received massage claim to experience less pain over time and those with fatigue claim massage improves energy levels which result in better sleep.
Lower Blood Pressure
Getting regular massages can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can regulate your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Although it’s a great integrative form of treatment for those with blood pressure problems, it shouldn’t be considered as your primary form of treatment.
Adding regular massage to your wellness routine is a beneficial and healthy start to the New Year. The Gelliflex® Abacus® can help with this by offering customizable self-therapy through thousands of restorative techniques — Order yours here today!