The Benefits of Incorporating Massages into your Routine

Regular massage isn’t just for celebs or professional sportspeople! Anyone can benefit from regular massage therapy. In fact, when you incorporate massage into your regular self-care routine, you’ll notice both physical and psychological benefits that you can’t get from any other form of wellness practice.

So why should you make massages routine?

Getting regular massages from a professional massage therapist can help with pain, stress/anxiety, and relaxation. If you suffer from chronic pain such as back pain, incorporating massage into your regime can help treat and prevent further discomfort. But you don’t need to have sore muscles to book a massage! Even those who are healthy and ailment-free can reap the following benefits of massage:

Ease pain and discomfort

Muscle aches and pains can compromise how we exercise, sleep and move about. If you exercise frequently, you may experience muscle pain or soreness on a regular basis.

Massage can help improve joint mobility and relax tight, sore muscles, helping them to recover faster – allowing you to live a happy and pain-free life! Incorporating massage into your regular routine will prove useful in your post-workout recovery and if you find that your muscles become tight and sore after long periods of sitting (such as from office work).

Improve your immune system

Put the vitamin-c back on the shelf! There’s an even better cold remedy! Yes, massage can improve your immune system and make you less prone to colds, the flu and illnesses.

The act of massage stimulates blood flow and healthy circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and allowing it to produce disease-fighting white blood cells.

Improved immunity is even more important now with the COVID-19 pandemic! So, what are you waiting for? Book a massage and take care of your health!

Improves productivity

Are you feeling burnt out? With so many daily obligations, it’s easy to become fatigued and less productive. Instead of reaching for the coffee, try a massage session to improve your productivity levels.

Massage relaxes the body and mind, allowing us to slow down and put the mental checklist aside. When the brain is in a relaxed state, it is more able to process complex problems and multitask much easier – giving you that boost of motivation you need to get you through the day.

Helps with health conditions

Massage has been proven to help treat chronic health conditions such as insomnia, stress, digestive issues, and degenerative diseases such as Fibromyalgia.

There are different massage modalities and techniques that can be applied to treat a specific condition. For those suffering nerve pain or joint inflammation, massage can help to target those deep connective tissues and muscles to release chronic pain and aches. Massage therapy can also help to reduce stress and digestive issues by regulating the nervous system through relaxation. The stimulation of the muscles releases nutrient-rich enzymes that flush out toxins in the body and increase feel-good hormones that reduce stress and its negative effects on the body.

Chronic conditions

Regular massage therapy is effective in treating and managing chronic health conditions. This includes both temporary conditions (back pain, headaches, etc.) and long-term conditions that may be affecting how you live day-to-day.

Massage therapists are trained in a number of modalities including deep tissue massage and sports massage. If you have a chronic condition causing you pain or anguish, then your massage therapist can customise your massage to treat and alleviate this pain in a way that’s beneficial to you.

While you will find relief after one session, booking regular massage sessions will help to keep your chronic pain under control.

Regulates sleep

Do you find it hard to fall asleep at night? Or do you wake up feeling like you didn’t sleep a wink? Many people experience sleep conditions such as insomnia or sleep apnea. Whether caused by stress, anxiety, or physical anatomy (as the case in obstructive sleep apnea), massage can act as a magic sleeping pill (without the bad side effects!).

Massage decreases physical pain and mental stress, helping the body and mind to enter a deep relaxed state. You will often find that after your massage session, your body feels loose and fluid as if you’re floating on a cloud. This effect can help you to fall asleep easier at night and have uninterrupted sleep.

Make massage a regular practice!

Making massage a part of your monthly routine will make you feel happier, healthier, and more energetic. While you’ll feel the results instantly in just one session, maintaining a regular massage routine will keep your body in that relaxed, regulated state all the time. The long-term corrective care of massage will help people dealing with chronic health conditions or recurrent pain/injury and allow them to live their lives more comfortably. Regular massage will also keep your immunity strong, making you less likely to catch a cold or fall sick. Get started on your wellness journey by booking your massage today!

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Cameron Aubrey

Cameron Aubrey has over 20 years experience in the massage industry, and leads the team as Course Director at Discover Massage Australia. Cameron holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage, and his expertise runs across a large range of massage techniques, particularly sports, Swedish and whole body massage.

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