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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Massage Therapy

benefits of massage therapy

Lower Blood Pressure

Approximately 4.6 million Canadians between the ages of 20 and 79 have high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure is a serious medical condition. It is the main cause of heart disease and strokes but it can also cause vision problems and kidney disease. There are different methods to lower your blood pressure, and massage therapy is one of them. Studies show that by having regular massages your diastolic and systolic blood pressure will lower, along with anxiety and stress, ultimately lowering your overall blood pressure.

Relieves Headaches

More than three million Canadians suffer from headaches and migraines, many of these people suffer specifically from tension related headaches. Tension headaches can be triggered by many different factors such as increased stress, lack of sleep, anxiety, poor posture and diet. It can be difficult to find out what the exact cause is, however massage therapy can help reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches. Massage therapy helps by finding trigger points, and by relieving pressure and stress that attribute to tension headaches.

Injury Rehabilitation

Recovering from an injury can prove to be a difficult and long process. To help make a more quick and full recovery massage therapy is recommended. It helps by restoring the injury by increasing movement, blood flow, nutrients, and reducing stiffness. Seeing a registered massage therapist will help give you the massage needed for your personal injury to ensure the quickest and fastest healing.

Relieves Stress

Many people carry around a lot of stress on their body, this can become harmful because it can truly weigh the body down. It can be carried on a number of parts of the body including your shoulders, jaw and hips. People tend to carry the most stress on their shoulders, which can cause issues with overall health and posture. Massage therapy helps relieve some of this stress by relaxing your muscles and by releasing endorphins to stimulate a feeling of well-being. If you have been suffering from mood swings, anxiety attacks, and physical pain that is related to stress you should consider massage therapy.

Boosting Your Immune System

Constantly getting sick can be a sign that you may have a weakened immune system, fortunately massage therapy can help. By having massages regularly your natural antibodies will increase and strengthen, helping your body fight off bacteria and viruses.

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