The Healing Art of Massage: Benefits Beyond Relaxation

| by Tina Lovelace, owner of The Woodhouse Day Spa - Denver & Littleton, under Woodhouse Services

There’s nothing better than treating yourself to a nice, relaxing massage. But in addition to the enjoyment massage can provide, it’s also beneficial to your overall health and wellness. Massage comes in many forms, all designed to improve both mental and physical health. Whether you prefer Swedish, deep tissue or therapeutic stone massage, you won’t regret taking the time to get a massage to improve your well-being.

Reducing anxiety and stress. Stress and anxiety are common concerns for many people in today’s busy world. Not only do they impact our mental health, but they also contribute to physical health issues like high blood pressure, digestion issues, headaches and more. A Swedish Massage can reduce stress and anxiety for the betterment of your mind and body. For an even more relaxing experience, consider incorporating essential oils like lavender and chamomile into your massage ritual.

Fighting insomnia. Nearly a third of people suffer from insomnia, which means a lot of sleepless nights across the world. Insomnia can also lead to greater health issues including exhaustion, reduced cognitive functioning and even depression. Our Deep Sleep Massage is a natural healing method that can help alleviate this problem by relieving some of the key causes of insomnia including stress, anxiety and pain.

Tension relief. Muscle tension can come from a variety of reasons, most notably stress, overuse and injury. This tension, when left untreated, can result in more long-term physical ailments like back and neck pain, muscle spasms and even tension headaches. Deep Tissue Massage can alleviate muscle tension, ultimately reducing some of its more long-lasting detrimental effects.

Injury recovery.Massage can also play a crucial role when recovering from muscle-related injuries, whether they’re the result of sports, overuse or an accident. Not only does massage relieve the tension that often comes as the result of an injury, but it also improves circulation and reduces inflammation to speed up the recovery process.

Increased range of motion.Whether you’re hoping to gain flexibility, improve your posture or boost your athletic performance, the Core Body Balancing Massage can help you increase your range of motion. In addition to varying amounts of pressure to achieve this, therapists can also incorporate stretching techniques to improve your overall muscle performance.

As you can see, the health benefits of massage are real and numerous. A Woodhouse Massage is not only a relaxing escape, but also a healing ritual with a wide range of health benefits. When you give yourself the gift of massage, you’re not only indulging in a moment of self-care, but also an opportunity to improve your overall health and wellness. Massage is the gift that keeps on giving.

 
 
 
 
 
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